Promise leads to day of hardship for teacher

A teacher at Gretton School was subjected to a week of hardship
A teacher at Gretton School was subjected to a week of hardship

A teacher who is also a staunch Northampton Saints fan had to swap sides for the day when her students did well in their exams.

Sarah Phillips teaches Year Six at Gretton Primary Academy and most of her pupils are Leicester Tigers supporters.

She promised her pupils if they did well in their SATs exams she would wear a Leicester Tigers top for a day.

The children did so well in their SATs so she had to fulfil her promise.

Miss Phillips said: “I promised my Year Sixes that if they did well in their SATs I would wear a Tigers top for a day.

“They didn’t just do well, they did brilliantly. A promise is a promise, so yes, I did wear a Tigers Top for the day, and they insisted on having photographic evidence too.

“I apologise unreservedly to Northampton Saints fans.

“The whole class achieved a level four or above in maths, English, science, grammar, punctuation and spelling, and we are very proud of them.

“Many of the pupils achieved level fives, and some even achieved level six in mathematics and grammar, punctuation and spelling.”

Principal Jane MacDonaldsaid: “The Year Six pupils and Miss Phillips worked extremely hard and have achieved a fantastic set of results.

“Miss Phillips fulfilled her promise despite the obvious hardship this would cause her as a dedicated Northampton Saints Fan.”