The empty classrooms

The Council for Catholic Maintained Schools is to undertake a review of its provision with up to 50 primary schools up for closure (pdf file) or amalgamation to address the 20,000 empty desks in the maintained sector. Are such decisions by CCMS and other educational providers before the completion of the review of education premature? Will this self-regulating approach enable the controlled, maintained and integrated sectors to entrench their own positions?

  • Alan

    “Will this self-regulating approach enable the controlled, maintained and integrated sectors to entrench their own positions? ”

    It needn’t. You have to expect the sectors to jostle for position. CCMS and the rest will be swallowed up soon, so it’s swansong time.

    One concern, however, is that Bain may not be as radical as he could be – according to one senior source.

  • The religous in the south are also cashing in on this demographic dividend to sell some sites for redevelopment.

    They are laicising their trusteeships which will make it legally impossible for them to sell this land once they transfer that trusteeship in the next 2 years.

    They gotta cash out now because of that and becuase they can see the property bubble bursting