Letter to Editor: Just one hour for parents to discuss SFG College woes

General / Sat 18th Nov 2023 at 07:30am

Dear Editor,

MANY parents of children that attend SFG are keen to find out what the future holds, what went wrong with the £29 million building, and what then went wrong with the temporary accommodation. SFG announced that they will hold a meeting so that parents can ask these questions of the DfE, the minister responsible and Harlow’s current MP. 

Today the details of this meeting were released. Tickets will be limited so most families will not get a representative into the hall. But perhaps more serious than that, the meeting will last just one hour, of which much will be taken up by answering previously submitted (and no doubt carefully vetted) questions. Its a disgrace.

I am disgusted that after so much disruption, chaos and failure to stick to promises made about mitigating the problems, the DfE and Robert Halfon think one hour in front of the minority of parents is enough. Frankly it’s an insult to parents and children who have had their lives so badly disrupted.

Yours sincerely

Mark Ingall

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2 Comments for Letter to Editor: Just one hour for parents to discuss SFG College woes:

Luke Burton
2023-11-18 09:11:21

One hour in front of an investment banker Baroness who is unelected, unaccountable, and fundamentally does not care. No matter what you say or do she will continue to get her ministerial salary and £350 daily House of Lords allowance.

2023-11-18 14:22:11

- and as well as her £350 a day for turning up, she is also getting a Ministerial Entitlement My TV ended up on BBC Parliament the other week - She was on there answering questions about RAAC - So out of her depth - But with this government toadying to the leader and sharing your spoils is all that matters. Talent and integrity are in short supply - I've seen that for keeping a Junior Ministerial post, some toady MPs are prepared to say that it is Rishi Sunak who has cut inflation!

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