Monday, March 13, 2006

D-day on school closures

A hard copy of an excellent power-point presentation on one of the infants schools proposed for closure waiting when I arrived home tonight - just in time for tomorrow's meeting to consider the "call-in" of the decisions.

There is clearly a head of steam brewing at Louth against the daft plan to merge the infant and junior schools there into a massive 630-place all through primary school - it would be one of the biggest in the country.

With a record number of call-in requests, the Leadership at Lincolnshire County Council could do worse than actually listen to the reasoned arguments against the proposals.

Until we have a county-wide strategy to deal with the whole problem of 10,000 surplus places in the primary sector, decisions to go ahead with picking off a few infant and junior schools simply cannot be justified.

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