We are opposed to the proposed Free Schools in Lambeth


May 21st, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Andy Burnham Speech to Education 2011 Conference – 17th May

‘Today I’d like to talk to you about this Government’s approach to education in the context of their wider public service reforms, and to set out why this is a break with reforms under the Labour Government…My point is this – the free schools programme is not going to transform educational standards in our schools. That’s why it depresses me when I see the time, energy and PR being poured into it. Michael Gove should be concerned about every school, not just free schools…No evidence has been provided that establishing new schools with little local consultation or coordination will be the most successful or cost-effective way of raising standards and delivering extra places where these are needed…That’s why local areas should judge whether each school plans to operate in the wider interests of all children in the area, not just those that attend the school. read full article here


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