Hurrah! Another Prescott triumph! Headteacher paid Â£60,000 to run school that doesnât exist in town with no pupils after planning delay disaster "It was supposed to be one of John Prescottâs flagship new towns designed to ease Britainâs housing crisis, creating homes for 10,000 people, with its own schools, shopping centre, library and sports centre. But because of planning delays and the economic crisis, only a handful of houses have been built and just three people have moved in. One thing it does have, though, is a headteacher who is being paid about Â£60,000 a year to run a school with no buildings and no pupils. Susan Vint was hired last month to take charge of Lakeview Lower School in The Wixams, a 750-acre new-town development near Bedford. But Bedfordshire County Council, which had hoped the school would be built by June this year, admits it still has not chosen a firm to build it or even started the three-month process to choose a suitable construction company. Officials say Ms Vint is âbusy preparingâ for an opening date in September, but those monitoring the work believe the school will not be up and running until late 2010." http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1145525/Headteacher-paid-60-000-run-school-doesn-8217-t-exist-town-pupils-planning-delay-disaster.html You really could not make this stuff up.