Category Archives: Education

The Blair Government invested heavily in early years education and the Cameron Government began well by promising to retain childrens centres. That has become one more piece of this Governments hyperbole at best. The truth was that Blairs reforms did not go far enough and now the ground is being moved from under our childrens feet. No stone should be left unturned as we protect the future of our next generation.

Prime Minister and DfE Ministers must respond urgently


Last week several elements emerged in our Nation that require the Government to deal with. Some of them were raised within Parliament and others were raised externally but they were all being focused to the Government and indeed to the … Continue reading

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Two very disturbing education news pieces yesterday


Both of these pieces of news require our Government to respond to. As it happens the two most senior Ministers on these themes are based in Sussex. They are Gillian Keegan and Nick Gibb that are bost MPs in West … Continue reading

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Funding of Schools must be addressed Gillian & Nick


Yesterday in the Evening Standard newspaper this article was written by Anna Davis and Julie Henry. I have reproduced its text below and it was focused on London School issues. However, it is clear that the challenge for funding for … Continue reading

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Aurora in the Isle of Lewis, thank you Eunice


Back in 2014 I had the privilege of visiting the Isles of Harris and Lewis because one of my family members was intending to visit the Harris Tweed location as part of their Degree that they were studying in the … Continue reading

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Very useful questions and answers for STEM issues


Back on Monday Sheryll Murray, the Conservative MP for South East Cornwall began with the first couple of questions and the Minister who responded was Jonathan Gullis who was a Minister for Education. The other MP who took part was … Continue reading

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An inspiring Satellite Technology funding and STEM


On the day before Liz Truss resigned, this document below was published. It is based on information from the science minister, Nusrat Ghani who is also the MP for Wealden. She was launching a new £15m fund to support UK … Continue reading

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Will our MPs connect with Sussex “Ocean Hackathon”


A few days ago, I spotted a Sussex event that is a call for people who are passionate about our local coast and want wildlife thriving which is at the De La Warr Pavilion on Saturday the 10th September. This … Continue reading

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DfE is lower than Scotland and far below Welsh support


The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has called for the Government to assist early years providers. This is for them to enable their nurseries to be kept open and for costs to be kept down for parents as inflation reaches … Continue reading

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A very important day for A Level students in the UK


Today many of our students along with their families and friends are all very strongly focused on the A Level results that will emerge in the next few hours. All of us will be very proud of them and it … Continue reading

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The prospect of the Sussex Local Skills Improvement


At the beginning of August, the Department for Education (DfE) published their initial “Statutory Guidance for the Development of a Local Skills Improvement Plan” (LSIP). There is clearly a lot that the Government needs to do to promote the plans … Continue reading

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