Overspend followed letter of law
If teachers with specialist qualifications are centrally employed, then they can teach where the necessity arises.
When the money is devolved to individual schools it is obvious that many children will not receive the help to which they are entitled. Schools will not have sufficient funds to pay for the diverse needs of their pupils.
I take exception to Anne Jarvis's comments about staff chasing from one end of the borough to the other. This is simply not true. Sue Flockton, the head of service, always went to extraordinary lengths to avoid this.
Barnet's commitment to all its children is recognised. Why should their record be spoiled? It is other places which should be encouraged to follow Barnet's example.
ANNE WEBB 1 Vincent Close New Barnet, Hertfordshire