School pupilsOne in 10 secondary schools is failing to help pupils reach their potential, Government figures show.

The 10.7% are “coasting” – where fewer than 60% of pupils get five good GCSEs and below-average numbers make the expected progress.

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: “This is a damning indictment of the Government and their record in education .

2009 1205nov20090044 smLatest Government figures have shown 19,000 green job losses thanks to the Tories trashing the Coalition’s green legacy, including by slashing subsidies for renewable energy.
LibDem East Surrey parliamentary spokesperson David Lee said: “The Coalition was the greenest government ever. We tripled the amount of electricity from renewable sources and set up the Green Investment Bank. On their own the Tories are taking us backwards”.

The latest financial forecast provided to Tandridge councillors states that the Council will have to make savings of over £1 million a year over the next few years, threatening core services and leading the Council to look at selling off vital community assets such as car parks and open spaces.