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"I want free schools to help other schools"

Discussion in 'Education news' started by phlogiston, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Says Unity Howard, the new director of free school charity New Schools Network.

    She also said
    Full article https://www.tes.com/news/i-want-free-schools-help-other-schools

    There's a bit of me that's pleased that she wants to be constructive. More of me is a bit cross that she thinks that she has all the answers, when she doesn't seem to have had much experience of either teaching or leading in a school. She doesn't seem much interested in the question "what can I learn from the experienced folk who have years of experience working with a wide range of children and finding solutions to the challenges that face all educators?"
    bonxie likes this.
  2. install

    install Star commenter

    Mmm.. she is quick mention politics. And very proud not to be part of the Conservative Party?
  3. ajrowing

    ajrowing Lead commenter

    Surely the best way for schools to respond to the needs in a local area is for all schools in an area to work together with some overall strategic direction (eg number of places planning) from a central body, perhaps we could call it a Local Education Authority?
    Oscillatingass, Jamvic, bajan and 4 others like this.
  4. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    From her CV she doesn't have any relevant experience at all apart from having been to school as a child. I wonder how she got the job.
    install likes this.
  5. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Free schools are a disaster. A huge amount of money has been wasted on them. Many have closed, many others didn't even open yet took large sums of money.

    Absolute farce.
    Oscillatingass, ajrowing and install like this.

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