£4.6 billion of Good News for schools from Boris

THE EDITOR SAYS: This is a great and historic day for schools and students across the nation.

MP Boris Johnson, strong favourite to be Prime Minister next month, visited the inspirational The King Alfred School Academy in Somerset along with local MP James Heappey.

Ironically, the school is named after the incredible King Alfred the Great, who was the first founder of primary school education.

Boris told our Good News Post reporter Elijah, 10, that he will be heavily increasing school funding if he gets to Number 10.

Elijah told him that  are all about good news stories, so asked what good news story would Boris share.

Boris said: “We are going to increase funding for every primary and secondary school so we are going to spend a total of I think £4.6 billion. How about that?”

Elijah answered: “That’s amazing, thank you.”

Boris spent considerable time being interviewed by our Jill Dando News Centre reporters who also quizzed him about special educational needs funding.

Our newspaper is 100% for schools.

Today even the most pessimistic of commentators will have some good reason for optimism.

Thank you and well done Mr Johnson for making such a generous and desperately needed pledge.