A High Court judge ruled that Michael Gove abused his powers when he axed BSF projects for six local authorities. Sal McKeown gives her personal perspective on BSF and special schools in Kent.
“Wasteful and bureaucratic” were the words education secretary Michael Gove MP used when he announced the demise of Building Schools for the Future (BSF). I was working with Accessible Futures Ltd and Northgate at the time of the election, supporting Kent County Council as it sought to modernise a group of special schools. “Shameful and wrong headed” were the adjectives that came to my mind when I heard of Gove's BSF decision.