Tag Archives: Leicestershire County Council

Leaving it all behind

At Easter I finished my stint as the Leicester Mercury’s education correspondent to move to Brussels as a freelance journalist. It had been a thoroughly enjoyable four years covering one of the most interesting education patches in the country. But … Continue reading

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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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Headteachers: Sacked, resigned, suspended, not sure

In the past week or so I’ve been writing a lot about head teachers who have, for one reason or another, left the job in strange circumstances. Clair Bowen for example who has resigned from Donisthorpe Primary School a couple … Continue reading

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