The election writing is on the wall for the Conservative Party and yet the government is still convinced it can deliver a world-class education system on the cheap, says Dr Patrick Roach
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With the general election looming and the predictions that the Conservatives could suffer its worst performance in history, you might expect the party to be doing everything it can to extend an olive branch to a teaching profession battered and bruised from 14 years of Tory rule.

Not a bit of it. We have just witnessed a Spring Budget which contained no new measures to even begin to address the crisis this government has created in teacher supply, children’s services, school budgets, or school buildings.

More than that – the message from the Chancellor was to demand that already overworked and overstretched teachers and school leaders work more efficiently.

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