Addressing the Confederation of Schools Trusts’ summer conference last week, he said that schools ‘must get their houses in order’ to receive further funding and said he had seen first-hand the scale of waste in some schools from his time running a chain of academies.
He also revealed that the Department for Education had written to the Conservative leadership candidates to outline funding priorities.
He outlined his main concerns: ‘I’m worried about post-16, for example. I’m worried about high needs and I’m also worried about remote rural primaries where it’s hard to recruit experienced people.’
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