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BSF 'abuse of power' ruling a chance to right a wrong

BSF 'abuse of power' ruling a chance to right a wrong

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.

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RM takes £1.5m BSF hit at 'end of big ICT schemes'

RM takes £1.5m BSF hit at 'end of big ICT schemes'

The scrapping of the £55 billion Building Schools for the Future programme has prompted education services supplier RM to restructure and sustain £1.5 million “exceptional cos...

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Leeds learners celebrate ICT evolution in BSF

Leeds learners celebrate ICT evolution in BSF

By Bob Harrison and Andy Black
Leeds learners, teachers and education services supplier RM showcased some of the solid school achievements of the Building Schools for the Futur...

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Wigan peerless – Abraham Guest sets a benchmark

Wigan peerless – Abraham Guest sets a benchmark

Sally McKeown goes on an unforgettable school visit
The new Abraham Guest High School in Wigan only opened a few weeks ago and pupils are now enjoying premises which are stuffe...

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ICT fares well in BSF review - but not transformation

ICT fares well in BSF review - but not transformation

By Bob Harrison
At first glance the 65 mentions "ICT" gets in a word search of PricewaterhouseCoopers' third evaluation of the BSF project seems a positive indication that ICT ...

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