07:00PM, Saturday 21 November 2015
More than 70 people attended a debate organised by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) on the Government’s plans for education.
Held at the Penta Hotel in Reading on Saturday, the panel of five, which included Fair Funding campaigner Jo Smith, debated issues in Education Secretary Nicky Morgan’s bill.
“I was a bit apprehensive at first because I was there as a parent,” said Mrs Smith, of Belmont Crescent. “But it went very well.”
The Fair Funding campaign was launched in response to the borough’s awarding of £480,000 of developer funding to Holyport College.
Chaired by BBC Berkshire’s Steve Madden, the panel included May Hyde from the NUT, Danny Dorling of Oxford University, teacher Greg Wilston and Kim Knappett of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.