Oh I loved Mr Saville! He knew the name of every child in the school and would make sure each and every one of us knew! and he forgave me falling asleep in his law class!
His punishments were harsh ( not to me I might add!!) but he was consistent, very visible and terrifying! Can't think of one teacher my son "worries" about upsetting..though he likes lots of them. My daughter is still a little nervous being relatively young and well behaved but even she is now questioning the teachers and pushing the boundaries in a way I would never have considered. Don't think its Marple Hall in particular, just the way society/we bring our kids up now, media influence and the fact the schools hands are tied over so many small but significant issues.