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How To Set Up a Free School (Penguin Specials) (Penguin Shorts/Specials)
How To Set Up a Free School (Penguin Specials) (Penguin Shorts/Specials)
Price: 1.99

12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very readable and interesting whatever you think of free schools!, 15 Feb 2012
I have spent quite a bit of my time recently fighting several free school proposals in Suffolk that I think are not needed and have had the occasional "exchange of views" with Toby Young on Twitter. In some respects it is probably as well some of the free school proposers did not read this book as they would not have made some of the mistakes they have! This is a very practical and "chatty" book in typical Toby Young style. He tells the story of how he set up the West London Free School with lots of tips and tricks along the way.

Put it this way if you had the choice of this book or the official DfE guidance then this book is much more informative and easy to read - although someone will have to wade through the formal bid documents at some point.

Strangely Toby and I seem to agree on one point that free schools should be set up by local groups rather than large corporates and this book is really helpful for any such group to guide them through the minefield of administration.

So if you want to set up a free school, oppose free schools or are just curious then I recommend this book. It costs 2 which is very reasonable!


Garmin Mobile XT UK/Ireland Handheld GPS SD card
Garmin Mobile XT UK/Ireland Handheld GPS SD card

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great value for money, working on Samsung Omnia, free update to new version 5, 9 Oct 2008
I have used TomTom and Co-Pilot before but none of these worked well on the Samsung Omnia. There is now a free upgrade to v5 on the Garmin website and this is a much better user interface. This makes this a bargain. UK/Ireland maps, free traffic and free speed cameras included too. Only issue might be that this comes on a 512Mb Micro SD card (with full sized and min SD adapters) and can't be moved to another card. The benefit though is you can move card to any device you like without any messing around with licences (unlike TomTom and Co-Pilot). The interface is a little different too but I like the way it zooms right out on longer journeys out of built up areas to show you a route overview until you are near to the next turn.
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