I think the Doctor feels a sort of kinship with the school trouble maker who’s always asking too many questions and is maybe a bit too clever for her own good. Something tells me he had more than a few problematic “parents’ nights” as a child back on Gallifrey. He was rather quick to give away Clara’s as-yet-unvacated spot in the Tardis to a young girl he’s only briefly spoken to twice.

Favorite scenes of Doctor Who 8.06 “The Caretaker”
▬ His definition proceeds himself… "The Rebel Time Lord"


"…you’re a bit over-qualified for the position…"

That time when the Doctor nearly landed himself the job of caretaker at Coal Hill School.

Remembrance of the Daleks - season 25 - 1988