Mrs Nelson wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:17 pm
Rape and murder have been going on for ages old boy, however that does not make it acceptable does it.
I don't claim that it is acceptable. My point was that this is not something new, and maybe it is the particular school/s that need to be closely examined to see that it/they are being managed well.
Another point that needs to be made, as well. Head teachers have, for donkeys' years, been asking for more autonomy and less centralised control (via the County Councils). This has been in place for a few years now having been introduced during the coalition government's time in office, and it is therefore the responsibility of the heads to ensure that the students' needs are met from the budget that is set.
At the moment, it is evident that certain schools within a budgetary control area are struggling whilst their opposite numbers in the same area are managing well on the same budgetary terms. In essence, it all comes down to the management skills of the different school head teachers. And they are paid pretty well for the task, too. Most of them are on six figure salaries, with some of them getting paid more than the PM.