Karen I wrote:I hadn't realised that all the Southwark secondary schools are now 'independent' and I can see why Southwark might look towards one of the chains to set this one up, but I think we should be careful that these chains don't become so big that they start writing educational policy. Personally, I think that Southwark should employ a management team from across the borough to set up the new school and give it it's own identity instead of all this cloning.
Ivanhoe wrote:In fact, as I understand it, they're prevented from being involved in it.
dee dee wrote:Having been through the lottery that is getting a place at a secondary school in Southwark with my son a few years ago i think most Southwark parents want a decent school that is local for their kids and not to find that despite putting 6 schools down their kid is either allocated a school place 2 bus rides away or at a nearer school that has places as no one wanted their kids to go there.
I was lucky my son got his school but still remember the tears and upset that were caused by the results of the lottery and in all honesty most parents would not care if the school was run by a trained chimp if it meant their kids were given the opportunity to get a decent education at a school that has good results. To that end the Askes school will be totally oversubscribed as perception is the schools are good(the new cross Askes when my son was changing school has a catchment area of 400m-i did not apply).
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