The road to London

The road to London
 

THE Blue School, a state secondary in Somerset, does not have much in common with its counterparts in London. It is set in immaculate playing fields, a ten minute stroll from the centre of Wells, the smallest city in the country. Visiting colleagues in other parts of the county is often “a day’s journey with emergency rations”, jokes Steve Jackson, the head teacher. Compared with schools in the metropolis, those in Somerset get lower funding, find it harder to convince ambitious teachers to move to the area and send fewer children to university, partly because there are no local ones. Yet... read more

 
29 September 2016 in Politics, Views: 42
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