The announcement over the weekend that the UK Government will be spending £50 million to allow selective grammar schools expanded in England is a flawed idea and one that just deepens divides in society; doing nothing to ensure we have equal opportunity.
Proudly we have no selective schools in Wales, but it does raise the question of any funding that we will receive. Under the Barnett Formula, any monies spent in England must be replicated in budgets to the devolved administrations. That is why I pushed for Flintshire schools to get their fair share of investment following this move.
The minister was not able to give assurances showing how the UK Government is not concerned about the future of education in Delyn.