The reforming firebrand John Knox remains a controversial figure but no one would argue with his "school in every parish" wish. Well the Renfrewshire SNP seem to have missed this part of his roll in Scottish history.
The Parents and children of South Primary School are fighters.
Their campaign to save their school is gathering momentum and support is growing. People are not daft, despite what the SNP / Lib. Dem. Administration in Renfrewshire obviously think, they are perfectly capable of looking at the situation which exists in Renfrewshire Education and deciding for themselves whether the SNP/Lib. Dems. are guilty of obvious inexperience and incompetence. That decision is a growing yes, they are guilty. Councillors are being emailed by anxious families who are desperate to keep their school open, it is an excellent school and they are happy there but, the administration are deaf to their pleas. They are also deaf to requests to attend meetings to meet the parents, they have insulted these families by avoiding contact, in the council chamber they are a bullish mob but are afraid to meet these parents outside the chamber.
The administration are so afraid and petulant that they had a banner supporting the school removed from the school fence, this is the Braveheart SNP who call themselves Scotland’s Party, such Bravehearts that they can’t face people to back up their own decisions., they are cowards and they have betrayed the people of South Primary. There are places where these pathetic administration councillors however can’t hide, they still have to attend meetings at the council and they still have to do surgeries, I urge the campaigners to seek them out at these locations and then put them on the spot, hold them to account.
I have received a comment from a South School Campaigner who has a theory that the school stands on ground which would be attractive to developers and that is why the school is being targeted despite it’s good reputation, it’s officially recognised high standards, and the fact that it is a relatively new building. One of the questions which the parents rightly seek an answer to is, if it is closing because they say it costs too much compared with other schools to educate children there, why are other schools in Renfrewshire which are more expensive to educate children being kept open ? The silence from the SNP Education Convener Cllr. Cameron and the administration is deafening.
This seems like a glaring contradiction and answers are required, would the ground bring a tidy sum ? could that be part of the equation ? the parents, teachers and children deserve to know the answers. I would like everyone who is concerned by this proposed closure to contact their councillors MP’s and MSP’s and demand its retention, there is nothing more important than the future of our children and that is what’s at stake here, you get one chance at school and the SNP/Lib. Dems. must not be allowed to get away with damaging that chance for these children.