Disgraceful that Government allowed school trust to employ significant number of staff without making sure they don’t pose threat to children
Kevin Brennan MP, Labour’s Shadow Schools Minister, responding to the publication of a financial notice to improve to Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust containing revelations that a significant number of staff had started work at the academy without Disclosure and Barring Service clearance, said
“These shocking revelations expose David Cameron’s failing plan for schools which is letting working families down.
“It is disgraceful that the Tory-led Government has allowed a trust that runs Free Schools and academies to employ a significant number of staff without first making sure they don’t pose a threat to children. Their lack of oversight of the schools system is a threat to education standards and the safety of children.
“Labour has a better plan for Education. Tough new Directors of Schools Standards at a local level will keep a check on schools to make sure that poor performance and mismanagement are caught early and dealt with.”