NEAG's response to "consultation"
On the 14th April 2005 a team of 7 NEAG representatives went to London to present our findings relating to the educational debate in Northumberland. Those findings are shown as individual document links below.
A copy of the document was
handed to all the 3 Party Leaders of Northumberland
County Councils elected members and further copies have been
presented to the new leaders. The previous leaders had
time to read the document and consider the content prior
April 19th vote. It contained many relevant details such
as viable alternative models developed with the assistance
of the DfES Innovations Unit, a financial analysis produced
according to DfES guidelines, and a wealth of evidence of
why our already successful 3-tier education system could
be further enhanced and developed in a cost effective manner
to meet the needs of the people of Northumberland. ONLY 22%
of the people of Northumberland want a change to the education
system - this document shows why.
As part of the preparation
for this visit NEAG were offered a meeting with Tony Blair
in the week following the General Election. This invitation
was accepted by Tony Blair has so far failed to meet with
representatives of NEAG.
A huge thankyou to all those NEAG members who contributed to this document.