Academy bonus?

PUBLISHED: 11:42 16 December 2011

Now that Exmouth Community College has converted into an academy (following much work and lobbying) and as we enter the first full academic year as an academy, I am wondering if the benefits outlined at the time, which included additional funding, are, in fact, real now.

Thinking of the changes in the economic outlook, even since June this year - the Euro zone still in the grip of a titanic struggle with the markets, the cuts beginning to bite, social unrest and local authority frontline service workers on strike - it seems unlikely that there has been no paring down of benefits to the college that were the basis for academy status.

Is the reaping of a big funding bonus sustainable in the longer term?

According to the national press, the Government has already warned academies that there will be significant budget reductions in 2011/12. Could someone reassure me? Most of us have children or grandchildren whose education we cherish and seek to support. Was it the right decision?

Lesley Johnson

24 Phillipps Avenue,

Exmouth

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Exmouth Journal

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists