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A set of late New Year resolutions


This year I have not yet heard a single person referring to their New Years resolutions, which may simply be that the people I know or who I have met are not inclined to set them for once or to … Continue reading

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Parliamentary training should work both ways


According to this page of the Parliamentary website, teachers and lecturers who are training and educating students in matters that relate to politics have a fantastic range of resources open to them. There is a outreach team of Parliamentary Educators … Continue reading

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An out of touch Government troublemaker


When someone appointed by the Government then goes on to make some ridiculous and out of touch comments – in this case about education, it is hard to know what will have an impact and persuade him or her to … Continue reading

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More exams will not reduce anxiety Nick


Over the last few days, national newspapers have reported on comments made by a Sussex MP and Government Minister in front of a group of MPs on Thursday. The MP in question is Nick Gibb who is MP for Bognor … Continue reading

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Shortfall in teacher numbers hits 30,000


Anyone involved in education or industry will not have been shocked by this report in Sundays Observer, the headline is above. It is not simply a matter of numbers, but it is also a reflection of the types of teachers … Continue reading

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A lack of necessary data?


A few days ago in Parliament Chris Ruane MP asked a question which elicited an interesting response from the Minister for Schools, Nick Gibb. The question was “To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children have been taught music … Continue reading

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The need for careful analysis


Its easy to read speeches as one piece of text with an overall message and miss some of the finer details. This would be a mistake in the case of the Queens speech. As I wrote yesterday every word was … Continue reading

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A deeply disturbing perspective


The news today that under the leadership of Theresa May, the Home Office offered a written proposal, tabled by Mrs May in Cabinet that the children of illegal immigrants should be moved to the worst performing schools in a given … Continue reading

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Adolescence in Government


Almost a year since the General Election that gave jobs to men and women most of whom had already been Ministers for 5 years it is disturbing to watch how so much of their decision making and posturing is adolescent in nature. … Continue reading

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We must stand together


The decision by George Osborne and Nicky Morgan to require all Schools to become academies by 2022 is deeply flawed and anti-democratic and like many others I believe should be firmly resisted. However whatever happens politically by 2022, it is … Continue reading

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