Well thank goodness! The Schools Adjudicator has decided that the new school in Haringey will be run by the LEA (Local Education Authority). At the three public meetings I personally went to, it was clear that the LEA with their bid for a community school won the support of politicians from both parties (there are only Lib Dems and Labour councillors and MPs in Haringey – no Tories); the entire schools and education community; and also the local parents and residents.
It would have been a travesty of unprecedented scale had the decision gone the other way.
So – the Labour Government’s plot to foist unwanted school business franchises on Haringey with the first of its kind bidding competition has failed. Hoorah!