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So what now for Leicestershire’s transformation of secondary schools?

It should be seen as nothing other than a massive blow. The announcement came from Schools Secretary Ed Balls this afternoon: Leicestershire had lost out on £80million to be spent rebuilding and remodelling secondary schools. Yes, there were serious, and … Continue reading

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Pupils must never be let down again

The world of education in Leicester never seems to stay still. I was thinking just the other day about all the senior education chiefs who have come and gone during my near-four-year stint as Leicester Mercury education correspondent. To say … Continue reading

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Sheer incompetence

I hate making mistakes. It goes to the very heart of what we do as journalists. If people stop believing what they read in the newspaper, they’ll very quickly stop reading it. And, as a reporter, if I make errors … Continue reading

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