Beyond The Classroom Gates Act 3 Scene 1 Page 1

A number of weeks have passed since the gossip scandal. Things seem to have calmed down around the school and there has been no more concerning or damaging literature found.

It is now the end of the school day. The kids have left the school in small groups. Many of them have to be ushered out of the building as they tend to stand around and gossip by the school lockers. Once the building seems silent Mary and the other colleagues go to their Head of department meetings in their respective areas. Mary is able to grab a cup of tea from the staffroom before the meeting starts. She is sat outside the Head of Department’s classroom as the Headteacher is in there having a chat with her Head of Faculty. Ten minutes have passed and there appears to be nobody around. The Headteacher leaves the classroom looking furious and