I saw a letter in the new edition of TES that has really stuck in my mind. It pointed out that there are 17,835 community comprehensives in the UK, although I assume this figures cover both secondary and primary schools.
There are only 2,309 Academies.
And only 79 Free Schools.
So why, as Dr Janet Dobson, senior researcher at UCL, asked in her letter, don’t we get proportionate cover of the vast majority?
And where’s the pride and interest in our successful, non-corporate state sector?