When the most vulnerable in society are not being helped properly, we need to look at ourselves. Educating both staff and the public can begin to create change.
The stellar success of the London Academy of Excellence, supported by six independent schools, shows just some of what we can achieve by co-operating.
Plus: Corbyn’s lack of private sector experience. And, come to think of it, his lack of public sector experience. And: justice for Worboys’ victims.
This sector is a hugely important source of growth, tax revenues, and skilled jobs, but needs a supportive policy framework to really thrive.
Its awards consume roughly a quarter of public spending. It is hard to see where the tax hikes or spending scaleback to fund them will come from if the Chancellor sticks to his guns.
We should look again at appreciating the added value that the public sector brings to the wealth of the economy – and lift the cap for low earners.
The Trade Secretary’s reported remarks suggest a mercantile attitude at odds with the optimistic, free-trading case for a global Britain.
The number of public sector jobs as a percentage of all jobs has declined everywhere. But it’s not the only metric we should look at.
Vouchers, selection, top-up fees, school autonomy and a renewed focus on the arts: let’s bring the advantages of private education to all.
The voluntary sector needs pooled budgets, enhanced leadership and greater innovation – and thus follow the lead of the best in the private and public sectors.