chapter  10
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Selly Park Technology College for Girls

WithTim Brighouse

The behaviour of the youngsters in this school has changed remarkably. Peer-group pressure towards achievement is now so great that pupils ask teachers in the corridor if they can lay on extra tutorials or revision classes, and as the softly spoken Irishman who is part of the senior management team says, ‘How can anyone say no when asked? It is flattering and it would be mean of anyone to say no.’