Name: David Hawker
Position: director of education, Brighton and Hove
Q If you had David Blunkett's budget what would your priority be?
A We have a lot of talented teachers and we need to make sure they have the freedom to release those talents. I would ensure they are properly rewarded and supported and able to do their job without some of the administrative niggles they currently have to contend with.
Q If you had a blank cheque for your own schools hat would you buy?
A I would build more classrooms, improve the quality of the internal space and spend money on new equipment and furniture.
Q What treat would you buy yourself?
A I love my job and I love my family. The one thing I would really like is a trip to the Galapagos Islands for myself and my family.
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