I was telephoned by Kent and Sussex Courier which is covering a story on the additional primary school places being made available in Tunbridge Wells, an issue I have covered several times here. Shortly afterwards, I was contacted by Meridian TV to record an interview on 11 plus coaching for a programme that went out last evening.
Yesterday, Kent on Sunday phoned me to go through the snowballing story about coaching for the 11 plus. Then BBC SE asked me to contribute to a story about Michael Gove putting unreasonable pressure on East Sussex Council to turn underperforming primary schools into academies. I carried out some research and found amongst other things that currently, they have four primary academies. These are all sponsored by an American profit-making company, Mosaica, which has a chequered reputation, so one can understand East Sussex' reservations; another television interview, planned for the early evening news, but the interviewer got stuck on the M25, so it went out on the late news. A pity, as I had waxed eloquently on the issues, and most of my good words were axed!