Category Archives: Education

Education cuts based on wrong figures

              Michael Gove can’t Count Michael Gove Secretary of State for Education and Surrey Heath MP is dangerously bad with numbers. Worse than this he has used his incomprehension to justify all his sweeping changes to education in this country. In order to justify the creation of academies and free [...]

County’s Sure Start Centres and Early Intervention Schemes Under Threat

“Labour’s fears for the future of Sure Start Centres here in Surrey at the General Election were justified,” says Labour County Councillor Victor Agarwal. The Stanwell County Councillor was commenting on a report that a £1bn scheme for nursery education for two year olds would be funded by a raid on money earmarked by Surrey [...]

Millions will have to be spent because of Tory incompetence

Tory run Surrey County Council is issuing instructions for some Surrey schools to build additional classrooms to their buildings – in Guildford Burpham Primary School has already submitted its plans and Boxgrove also plans to increase. The increases are because the birth rate in Surrey is rising, and the additional classrooms being added will cost [...]

Labour is with you – the Tories are out of touch

   Labour is with you Labour is changing so that we can make Britain fairer in tough times, We will take tough choices so that – even when there is less money around – we can build responsibility into our economy, stand up for the squeezed middle, and offer a decent chance to the next [...]

Surrey County Council got its sums wrong – and now we will pay the price

In the late 1990s Surrey County spent millions of pounds closing primary schools across the county and merging others. At the time they insisted that Surrey had too many school places and that the number of children in Surrey would keep falling. Now, the council have realised that they got their sums wrong. Having spent [...]