Fun fact: my joint headteachers were named Mrs. Staab and Mrs. Savage, and believe me when I say they gave credence to the theory of nominative determinism. In fact, I’m not convinced they were entirely human. That’s mere conjecture, but we can be absolutely certain that the new headteacher of a private school in West Sussex isn’t even remotely human.
The Cotesmore School recently appointed a digital headteacher created by artificial intelligence to the top job. And I actually think this makes an awful lot of sense. Headteachers are often de facto arbitrators of justice, which feels like a role better suited to a dispassionate, disinterested computer program than a terrifying Austrian lady with a short fuse (Staab). Even if it does make the £10,000 term fees look like a bit of a rip-off.
Suppose they better enjoy it while they can before Sir. Keir abolishes private schools altogether. Tough luck, Tarquin. Viva la revolution. Even if the revolution is being led by a nerdy lawyer with a knighthood. Tres anti-establishment. Fight the power.Read Original Story