Keith Budge "Private schools need to do more to ensure their pupils are better clued up about political debates" in The Telegraph

Posted on 19th June 2015

Keith Budge, headmaster of Bedales School says private schools need to do more to ensure their pupils are better clued up about political debates. His warning was published by The Telegraph after he spent a day at King Edward VI, a sixth form college located in Suffolk, during a job swap experiment. Mr Budge said: “A danger of all enclosed communities, which in a sense schools tend to be, is that they become too inward looking and one of the things that I feel is a great strength at King Edward VI is that it is naturally very well connected with its local community. There is a sort of savviness, an awareness of the issues of the day and in particular of some of the political issues.”