62 free schools, UTCs and studio schools have failed but the government have pledged another 500

At least 62 free schools, UTCs and studio schools have failed, at a cost of £138.5m. But undaunted, the government has pledged another 500 free schools by 2020. Some succeed, but consider the sheer extravagance of opening schools in the midst of austerity, whether … Continue reading 62 free schools, UTCs and studio schools have failed but the government have pledged another 500

Leading Tory donor: “Put more money into schools … and turn around failing schools”

Harris’s comments about school funding came at a time of growing pressure on budgets, which have remained frozen while costs have gone up. Schools are now bracing themselves for increased pay rises for teachers without additional funds to pay for them. “They … Continue reading Leading Tory donor: “Put more money into schools … and turn around failing schools”

Just last year, the government decided to stop demanding sprinklers be fitted in new schools

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, the internet has found dozens of instances where the government has failed to ensure fire safety for people, whether by making cuts to the fire service, failing to follow through with investigations … Continue reading Just last year, the government decided to stop demanding sprinklers be fitted in new schools