Appendix A: The Tale of the Years

Although there is no natural order for assemblies to be read in, the least unnatural may be the order in which they were delivered. The reason that this is not quite satisfactory is that there are (usually) two year groups in an assembly, one in their first year and one who are old hands and have already digested twelve months worth of (what we hope is) wisdom. Only a handful of loyal and attentive staff hear the ideas resounding and reinforcing across the years.

This, then, is how the assemblies would have appeared to a teacher who contrived to be in them all as the terms, seasons, and students revolved around her.