Commenting on the School Adjudicator’s decision that Haringey Council should run Haringey’s new school, Lynne Featherstone MP says:
“I took an active role in the adjudication process as it is very much our policy that schools should be run by Local Education Authorities to ensure proper local accountability and efficient use of precious educational resources.
“Attention now turns to Haringey Council to deliver on the promises they have made. I will be there every step of the way to scrutinise their performance to make sure parents and pupils get the first class school they deserve.”
Cllr Gail Engert, Lib Dem Spokesperson for Children and Young People, says,
“I am pleased that the School Adjudicator has listened to the local community and decided in favour of a new community school. Haringey now needs to rise to this challenge to make this a successful school for all.
“This decision is a first, nationally, and therefore important – and you do have to ask why the decision was taken out of local hands by the Labour government in the first place. It is symptomatic of their entire approach.”