I had just started working with a pupil who could not cope with school; fidgeting all through his second 1:1 session with me. I had to let him go home early.
Later, as I texted his mother, I thought: ‘I don’t expect any response.’
Two minutes later, BLEAT, BLEAT, from the phone: ‘Dear Will, thank you for letting me know how he’s getting on, I do appreciate it.’
Mea culpa! But there was cream on this humble pie.