The Gaffer of The Academy 1: Beginnings

All we schoolboys despised The Gaffer: from the very first time he joined The Academy to take over as Head of Sixth Form. And, the loathing quickly turned to hatred when he demonstrated he could beat our backsides black and blue whenever he felt the need. He was an ugly squat man and some of … Continue reading The Gaffer of The Academy 1: Beginnings

Gaffer of the Academy 2: In the Chill of the Night

    For the full series of The Gaffer of The Academy, click here Picture the scene: An empty classroom, late at night. Outside: dark, cold, snowy. Inside: The Gaffer, wearing his gown; me in my pyjamas, trousers around the ankles, bending over a sloping desk at the front of the room. I had no … Continue reading Gaffer of the Academy 2: In the Chill of the Night

The Gaffer of The Academy 3. Caned-off

A sixth-former facing a detention asks The Gaffer to cane him instead … and gets much more than he bargained for Part one of The Gaffer of The Academy is here. Part two of The Gaffer of The Academy is here. “What do you mean boy, you want your detention next Saturday to be ‘caned … Continue reading The Gaffer of The Academy 3. Caned-off

The Gaffer of The Academy 2. In the chill of the night

Picture the scene: An empty classroom, late at night. Outside: dark, cold, snowy. Inside: The Gaffer, wearing his gown; me in my pyjamas, trousers around the ankles, bending over a sloping desk at the front of the room. I had no one to blame but myself. The Gaffer had impressed the rules upon us time … Continue reading The Gaffer of The Academy 2. In the chill of the night

The Gaffer of the Academy: 1. Beginnings

All we schoolboys despised The Gaffer: from the very first time he joined The Academy to take over as Head of Sixth Form. And, the loathing quickly turned to hatred when he demonstrated he could beat our backsides black and blue whenever he felt the need. He was an ugly squat man and some of … Continue reading The Gaffer of the Academy: 1. Beginnings