ASCL comment on PM’s plan for ‘stronger schools’

19/05/2021
Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, comments on plans to fund education initiatives in some areas of England as outlined in the government press release ‘Prime Minister hails levelling up in action as government unveils raft of new policies’.
 
Commenting on plans to fund education initiatives in some areas of England as outlined in the government press release ‘Prime Minister hails levelling up in action as government unveils raft of new policies’, Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said:

While we welcome any commitment to education, it is slightly frustrating to see piecemeal announcements being portrayed as though they are a grand vision. Where is the big plan for our schools, colleges, children, and young people that delivers on the government’s rhetoric about ‘levelling up’ opportunities for all? It wasn’t in the Queen’s Speech, and it isn’t in this announcement either. The Prime Minister needs to set out a truly ambitious plan – and the Treasury needs to fund it.”