How to cock up spending £150 million

not very jolley

My latest stream of consciousness blog on Free school meals

As i explained in my last blog, the recent announcement of £150 million towards infrastructure was all rather shambolic, it is the epitome of too little, too late.

This week the DfE released its plans for spending the £150m it says it doesn’t have, but will be spending anyway. The allocation of this money sheds even more light in the chaos going on with this policy, pointing to yet more incompetence and a total lack of understanding of what is needed.

Any sensible person launching a free school meals policy would do an audit of school kitchens and halls (ideally ahead of times to see if the policy is viable), work out how much money is required and allocate the funds on a needs basis. If a LA has no kitchens, give them more money, if an area took part…

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