It's not all about facts and figures: Education minister

EDUCATION will look beyond pupil numbers and results when considering whether or not to close schools, its minister has said.

EDUCATION will look beyond pupil numbers and results when considering whether or not to close schools, its minister has said.

Deputy Robert Sillars, pictured, was speaking about the challenge the department faced to meet its £7.6m. Financial Transformation Programme target following the release of its annual report yesterday, which outlined where public funds were spent.

‘The department has to look at every area of expenditure,’ he said.

Pay costs within Education’s general budget of £63,775,000 (which doesn’t include higher education or college grants) totals £51,172,000.

Nearly 80% of that is attributed to teacher and teaching assistant pay.

Comments for: "It's not all about facts and figures: Education minister"

steve

Can somebody tell me why the states are cutting down on spending and going to ruin childrens futures like they have started to do in the last year or so tax goes up every year and am paying lots of it like most people so where is all this money going?

Dave Haslam

'where is all the money going?'

Heres a clue, there are 3 stories concerning where the money is going, in the most commented list.

Simon

It seems that our illustrious education minister is need of some education! sadly (and wrongly) in my opinion, our current education system is ALL ABOUT FACTS AND FIGURES!