Beyond The Classroom Gates Act 2 Scene 2 Page 6

The school bell sounds indicating the start of the next lesson. Mary quickly gulps down her tea, places her cup in the dishwasher and rushes off before any of the group can throw any more insults at her. As she heads out into the corridor she hears the Deputy Headteacher call out her name.

Jane: [Shouting] Mary, can you step into my office please.

Mary: Hello Jane. I’ve got my Year 11 students next, you know how unsettled they get if they don’t have a routine. Can I come and see you at breaktime?

Jane: I’ve got someone to cover your class don’t worry. This shouldn’t take long anyway. Please just take a seat.

Mary nervously sits down opposite Jane.

Jane: I know you’ve