Having had, literally, to beg (successfully) the then acting Chief Executive to get a new sign for Treyew Primary School when it became Truro Learning Academy I now realise I approached the problem all wrong.
What I should have said was that I needed a new sign for the office. That would have been easy.
So what I have learnt is that when I need a road resurfacing (and who doesn't?) I will now simply request 20 tons of tarmac for the office floor.