We learn today that the £30 m a year Partnerships for schools quango was responsible for providing Mr Gove with a list of the projects that were going ahead and the projects which could be cancelled under Building Schools for the Future. This body is led by Mr Byles, on a salary of £216,000 a year.
If this body is unable to provide a simple accurate list of the new school buildings it presides over, what is the point of it? Can we please save the £30 million a year? The old system of schools working out their capital needs and then submitting proposals for government money to their paymasters was a cheaper and better one. What need have we of all the consultants, memo writers and quango kings that have muscled in on the act?