I thought it about time I finished this update of the latest universal free school meals shinanigans I apologies for the fact that this is so long, but as I haven’t blogged for a while i think it worthwhile to recap on some issues in order to understand the sheer level of incompetence on show.
£20 million UIFSM infrastructure funding announced
The latest fiasco really starts back with the October announcement that Schools had five weeks to apply via their Las, for £20m of infrastructure funding. As I said at the time, the timescale meant it would be rushed, not every school would hear about the money and not every school in need would apply.
And so it transpired, I know schools who didn’t bother applying because of the £250,000 limit wasn’t enough to build what they needed, other schools didn’t know about the money and others simply…
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