Bedford College principal makes funding plea with cover of Simon and Garfunkel classic

Ian Pryce CBE performs pastiche of Mrs Robinson in appeal to Secretary of State Gavin Williamson

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 5:45 am

Known as the 'singing chief executive', Ian is no stranger to singing for his supper - having written tracks about various issues aimed at Government ministers which are widely shared on social media.

And this time, with slightly changed lyrics, he's made an impassioned plea, singing 'Here's to you, Gavin Williamson, the sector loves you more than Michael Gove.'

And that's not all, he's even got a video to go with it, which you can watch in this article.

The 61-year-old - who has been at the college for more than 21 years - tweeted the track, saying "budget soon so time for another funding and policy plea, with apologies to @GavinWilliamson (& @michaelgove) & @PaulSimonMusic & Art Garfunkel. Thanks to Graphics George for revised iconic album cover & producer @ViolinAndrew".

Ian and Gavfunkel (Graphics George)
Ian Pryce CBE