'In contrast to the woeful housing offered to the poorest in society, schools are now a beacon of hope'

In the very borough in which the Grenfell Tower tragedy was allowed to happen, schools are making every effort to maximise the opportunities for disadvantaged students – and many are succeeding.

 

"A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members," said Mahatma Gandhi. The message from the Grenfell Tower fire is clear: until this country looks after the housing and welfare of its poor, it has no right to be called great.

 

The aftermath of the shocking and tragic fire has left the government and local council running to catch up, both having been found wanting in the years before the fire and the days afterwards. The failure of leadership by senior politicians nationally and locally has been cruelly exposed.

 

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