For me, the most concerning thing wasn’t being behind among the very young, but being behind among everyone under age 47.
Plus: We Conservatives have a chance to unite, but don’t take an election win for granted. And: the radicalism of Gavin Williamson.
The previously centralised direction of spending was unimaginative and bureaucratic. Funding went into leisure courses.
He committed during the leadership election contest to raise it to £5000 per pupil – and level up outside London.