School rules

Lewisham Council is consulting on how school places in the borough should be allocated - always a hideous question.


Specifically, they want to know whether from 2015/16, the children of school staff should be given priority (to help attract good teachers) and whether the way of calculating the distance from your front door to school should be calculated from a single central point in the school, rather than from various gates.

7 comments:

br0ca said...

Dear council, what about a debate how to increase the number of high quality school places in the borough, rather than focusing on how to manage the obvious shortage of places. Would that not be a slightly more useful use of everybody's time.

Martin said...

Is there a shortage of good schools in Brockley? It's a genuine question - I know nothing of the school market anywhere.

doobiedoo said...

Obvious, and very good point.

Monkeyboy said...

but there is a shortage now so what criteria to use, isnt that the immediate issue? Also, the overal buget is being squeezed again so cant see a huge school building programme any time soon.

Jez said...

This post seems to imply that teachers who have their own children may be better at their job than teachers without children? Or have I missed something

Brockley Nick said...

No, the thinking is that if you want to attract the best teachers, you need to think about what kind of incentives you can offer them. One such incentive might be to let them get their kids into the school.

Interesting said...

It strikes me that the main problem in local primaries is not the quality of teaching but the amount of places on offer. Secondaries however, could be a different kettle of fish.

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