Yes apparently lying about where you live isnt covered under existing fraud laws. How long do you think it will be before a labour MP with a chip on their shoulder starts spouting off about the need for new laws and a review (yawn)
I cant help but think that the government and local education authorities are missing the point. We all want the best education we can get for our children. If the local school is crap we will look for the school which isnt.
Surely the answer is to ensure ALL schools are good then the problem is solved!!!! Competion is bollocks as it still means that some schools will have the bad teachers. How does that help the parents and children who have to tgo to that school. Why cant every single school in the country teach the same things, in the same manor. Then the schools will be as good as each other, no one needs to move or lie etc!
Every single school in the country could teach the same thing, but the problem is the pupils. You're going to get a different set of pupils on some grim council estate, a Bradford suburb where nobody speaks English, or a posh village in Cheshire.
Good schools are 90% the result of 'good' parents.
But surely if the teachers are teaching the same things eventually the different pupils will come out knowing the same things.
I am aware that parents are responsible for their childrens attitude to school but in the areas where there are social issues why do the schools not get extra teachers, TA's etc? Smaller class sizes, extra English lessons for those who English is second language. We have a duty to teach all pupils equally dont we?
Isnt that something that can be dealt with by increasing the staff pupil ratio? If the education authorities hadn't swallowed all the crap about all children being equal and teaching all children at the same low level then most of these problems wouldnt be occuring anyway! Dont you think?
Jeremy Vine had her on his show, plus the leader of the council. Obvious where his sympathies lay - gave the mum some very soft criticism which she easily rebutted, and gave the council leader a total grilling!
Council leader: "We have a duty to create a level playing field..."
JV: "So does that extend to making all schools in Harrow equally good?"