So, foundation status is "set in stone" with "no room for negotiation" (TES, October 10). Why bother then with the farce of consultation?
Grant-maintained schools may not be keen on foundation status, but there will be plenty of heads, governors and parents who find the snob appeal of their school becoming a foundation school irresistible.
The Department for Education and Employment would be well-advised to set aside a considerable sum to fund the ballots which will arise as schools hasten to put themselves ahead of the competition.
When this happens, what price standards?
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