I received an email from a primary school teacher today which made me fear for our nation’s children. The (fairly short) email, contained the following errors:

·         ‘Curricular’ spelt ‘Cuirricular’ (5 times – so clearly not a typo). To make things worse, this chap is actually the Extra Curricular Activities Coordinator!
·         ‘Primary’ spelt ‘Primay’
·         Schools used as a possessive singular with no apostrophe
·         ‘Possibilities’ spelt ‘possiabilities’
·         ‘Starting’ spelt ‘staring’
·         ‘Programme’ spelt ‘program’ (He wasn’t talking about computer software)
·         ‘Believe’ spelt ‘belive’
·         ‘Specific’ spelt ‘secific’