Rather impetuously I stated at the end of my first blog that school and college leaders need to be brave, to stand up and be counted. What exactly did I mean by that and how realistic is it?
The £1.3 billion extra school funding announced by education secretary Justine Greening last month was a victory for the collective campaigning by heads, unions and parents. Of sorts. As recognition among ministers that more cash is desperately needed, it was long overdue. It’s nowhere enough, of course. And we have made the point. But if the message was received by Government, then its next move shows it hasn’t exactly been understood.