I am a former deputy head of a large comprehensive which achieved "outstanding" from Ofsted. I have also supported other schools to improve their student performance. For the past two years, I have been a part time education consultant and have supported 5 schools. My particular area of expertise has been post sixteen.
I am very concerned that the current government has a total disregard for state education and is driving standards down by fragmenting the education system.
As a grandparent, I am appalled at the way excellent after school clubs for primary age children have been dismantled without any regard for the impact it will have on the families' lives and , indeed, the eonomy.