The latest tosh to come from her is that parents in England should be given the right to request schools provide childcare for the full working day during term time AND in the holidays.
She has been told to say, “We’re going to give more working parents something the best schools already do.”
“We will be giving families in thousands of schools a ‘right to request’ their school provides childcare for a full working day, before and after school and during the school holidays.
“If enough parents call for childcare at their local school, we will expect the school to take reasonable steps to accommodate it, in a way that works for them.
“Because we want working parents to have the confidence their child is in a happy and safe environment.”
Quite where the staff are coming from for this to happen does not seem to feature in her rather limited thinking. We can only hazard a guess at where she thinks these will go during the school day and after. As for the holidays she doesn’t seem to have thought about that either. We’d love to know, who’s going to pay for all this? The staff, the accommodation that cannot be let out for other purposes now, and silly little things like heating, lighting, cleaning……
This is always the problem when you promote somebody beyond their intellect made worse by them having never held a real job in their lives. Sounds good to parents, complete fantasy land.