Well, I thought I had better take a few moments to explain my position on anonymity. I guarantee that
1) any detail of any anecdote on this blog that is not critical to its message is liable to have been changed. This includes the gender and age of students, the specialisms of teachers, the nature of institutions and the time at which an incident took place. I've only just started blogging and I've got years and years of stories to tell...
However, I also guarantee that
2) If I say something happened to me, it did happen to me. If it's something that happened to a colleague, I won't claim it as mine.
In these times of league tables, competition and the general disposition of the media towards education, I cannot reveal facts that would identify any of the institutions where I have worked.