Stephen Twigg Shadow Cabinet Education Secretary visited Swindon earlier this month. I could see for myself that Stephen is passionate about education and he is committed to do something about it. He has said that Free Schools are a distraction. Free Schools the Tory policy that despite spinning is struggling. Out of 24,000 schools in the country only 24 are Free Schools.
This number is set to increase to over 50 this September. I believe Stephen Twigg is correct they are a distraction. After a year of operation have results from them been announced anywhere. In such hard fiscally restricted times why are more being opened? Surely before more are opened shouldn’t we know the success of the schools? Based on findings it makes more sense to make a decision to open more.