Bernie Cove deserves a higher rating than this website shows. Yes he was hard, but he was essentially fair, and unlike some of the St Igs sports teachers he did not ignore the less gifted students. He was a good teacher, a safety disciplinarian in the sports department (this is a positive comment - the sports arena can be dangerous for the frivolous). And underneath he was a good and giving person too, although this was not always apparent.
He never seemed to be very happy, his interaction with us reflected this. He wasn't a teacher to like or dislike, but you knew not to mess with him.