Episode 3

Episode 003:Fund ICT properly, not as part of minor works

We’re well used to cuts in primary school. Over the last decade or so, funding to primary schools has been chopped at every angle, sometimes very obviously and sometimes in a kind of invisible way.

The Minor Works Grant is paid to schools for minor repair work that needs to be done. This has been the case for a long time. However, the Minor Works Grant is now issued to include the purchase and maintenance of ICT equipment. 

In this episode I track the history of technology in education leading to this "cut" by stealth. I also acknowledge the latest round of funding and give some advice on how best to spend it.

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