Pimlico Primary, a new free school in London, made the news this week for hiring a 27 year old as the head teacher ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-22016045 ). 27 does seem a rather young age to take responsibility for a school, although an outstanding candidate with 5 years of experience in the classroom and as a deputy head
One of the Coalition’s flagship education policies is free schools. Free schools are free from local authority control and derive their funding direct from the Department for Education. They can be set up by any group including parents, as long as they meet the approval of the Secretary of State. They have been billed as
Michael Gove appears to love getting into trouble. Shortly after becoming Secretary of State for education he was in the House of Commons taking his ‘decisive’ axe to the BSF programme and looking every inch like the decisive sharpshooter, confident in his own abilities and assured his enemies would soon be lying at this feet.