The pursuit of status
The decision to have community, foundation and aided schools will in the end be a political one. The SEO is arguing as strongly as it can for a framework which will do what the Government wants, that is, concentrate our minds on standards and not on the unproductive diversions about structure. If the decision is to create three categories of school then do it - don't leave the system in limbo for another two years of internal wrangling.
President Society of Education Officers
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