Father Brown gets it right
The Government also recognised that it is in primary schools that spending needs to be boosted most, a reality which Scottish ministers have already acknowledged through the teachers' agreement. The extra money seems to have bought peace in England in the run-up to the election.
Only time will tell if it is actually enough to create 10 per cent of non-teaching time for all primary teachers south of the border by September 2005. But that prospect also improved as the school year ended.