Mrs Watt – The grand-daughter of the founding fathers of Little Pumpington’s power plant, Petunia Watt (nee Prickly) comes from a long line of control freaks (and is married to one).
She’s as skinny as a beanpole and only decided to become a teacher because of the power and control she could exert over groups of small people. When it comes to throwing things, Mrs Watt’s aim is deadly with chalk, marker pens and even calculators.
Graduating from teacher training college at a time when corporal punishment was not only allowed but encouraged, Mrs Watt was gutted when the government banned the use of the cane, since in her opinion, beating small children with a length of bamboo only ‘forces the knowledge deeper’.
Mrs Watt’s idea of good schooling was to educate a child to within an inch of their life, whether they wanted to be taught or not. This is best achieved by sucking all the fun and enjoyment out of every subject and student that comes within a 10 metre radius of her classroom, leaving nothing but a shrivelled, dry husk of educated matter.
For George, it’s payback time!