Decision made on new school

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!