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.

Protect students – don’t withdraw BTEC funding


Back in July Noemi Csogor set out this very significant petition and it achieved 22,000. signatures within 2 months. Since then it has reached nearly 74,000 signatures and it has another 9 days before it reaches its end point. If … Continue reading

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Sussex agencies that are called to promote STEM


Last Thursday in the House of Lords a statement was made by Diana Barran who since September has been the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the School System). She referred to her announcement that she had made on … Continue reading

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Education: Return in January – the Government call!


On Wednesday in the House of Commons a statement was made by Nadhim Zahawi who is now the Secretary of State for Education. The statement referred to several aspects but it included two volunteers who are assisting in education settings, … Continue reading

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Sussex Local Skills Improvement Plan


Over the last few weeks the Sussex Chamber of Commerce has been working incredibly hard to set out a meaningful Local Skills Improvement Plan for Sussex that will hopefully be accepted by the Department for Education. It has been very … Continue reading

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A good question and a sad answer George Freeman


On Wednesday the MP for North Swindon asked a very good question which if the Government was a bit more creative and competent would have achieved a much better answer. Sadly the answer was very vague, given the call from … Continue reading

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We need near neighbours to keep working together


On Wednesday a debate took place under the headline of Natural History GCSE and two of the MPs who took part are both called Caroline and they are also near neighbours. The debate is available here. Caroline Ansell who is … Continue reading

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COP26 raises many challenges including STEM!


Last week there was a Parliamentary debate on the outcome of COP26 which had taken place in Glasgow. A substantial number of people were involved in that event and worked incredibly hard to get the best outcome from the vital … Continue reading

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Should Creative Courses be reduced for STEM?


Last Thursday in the House of Lords Steve Bassam who is based her in Brighton took part in a discussion under the heading of Creative Sector and as part of his speech he asked this question. Now I would certainly … Continue reading

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Thank you for the question Deborah


Last Monday in the House of Lords Deborah Clare Bull or Baroness Bull which is a great title asked a very important question. She is on the right and the response came from Baroness Barran who is on the left. … Continue reading

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Communities and Councils must work together


Today is the second day of a vital event for the whole of the World that is taking place in our nation. COP26 is taking place in Glasgow which is a very significant city in the UK, it is a … Continue reading

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