Cash strapped Conservative Council announce plans to spend £150,000 on educational consultants!

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What’s this to do with?

As reported in the Peterborough Telegraph recently, Tories at the Town Hall, have decided to pay education specialists £150,000 “..to help improve primary school results.”

These “experts” are from an organisation called Success for All, which is based in Cathedral Square, and apparently they’ll be helping the five most under performing schools in the city.

Earlier this year, it was reported that Peterborough came second last in the recent SATS results.

My thoughts are ……

Do we not already have hundreds of educational experts in the city?

I mean, teachers, ex-teachers, educational officers at the Town Hall and ……. not forgetting Tory boy, Cllr John Holdich, who’s job title is Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Education, Skills, and University, and Communications – a role that entitles him to collect an additional allowance (on top of his basic salary) of £20,761.04 a year!

Also, why do we not have a FREE, easy to use central communications portal for local teachers, governors, councillors, council officers etc to be part of?

Why not simply create a secure Facebook group?

Don’t forget….!

As always I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions, so please do feel free to post a comment below!

5 responses to “Cash strapped Conservative Council announce plans to spend £150,000 on educational consultants!”

  1. Why don’t you set up a secure facebook page for teachers etc Getting their ideas of what to do will cost nowt!!!

  2. Isn’t the common denominator Holditch himself? Perhaps high time he stood down a nd let those who can, get on with it.

  3. Typical Tory answer. Wonder how many teachers the £150K would have paid for? How about adding one to each of the five worst performers? Too sensible for the Tories.

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