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Our Government must support Afghanistan children


Over the last two weeks there have been 8,458 people evacuated from Afghanistan by the UK According to the Ministry of Defence, since 13 August. One of the significant groups of people are unaccompanied child refugees. The strong call from … Continue reading

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The loss of Kevan Collins and destruction of the biggest priority


The decision by the Government to cut a proposed £10bn- £15bn a few days ago to £1.4bn yesterday for educational funds to assist Schools in raising the response from COVID-19 is deeply concerning. My conversations with a senior teacher indicated … Continue reading

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Gavin Williamson seems unable to refer to Foodbanks


Gavin is not unique in the group of Government Ministers who are asked very specific questions and they choose to ignore the subject. Indeed in the current Government their leader is probably the most significant in the team of people … Continue reading

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Is Nick Gibb ignoring real challenges for Schools and parents?


When a Member of Parliament asks a question, with one or two exceptions, they are raising genuine issues which require the Government to respond in a meaningful way. After all these questions and answers are all made public and therefore … Continue reading

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Government clearly needs to increase its Computer provision


Last Wednesday following the debate with the Prime Minister on the theme of lockdown, there was a debate with Gavin Williamson on the subject of Covid-19: Educational Settings. My blog yesterday focused on one of the the themes in that … Continue reading

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Why is Gavin Williamson so unwilling to vaccinate teachers?


Last Wednesday in Parliament following the debate on COVID and the call to lockdown the nation this was the debate on the theme of Covid-19: Educational Settings which began with a statement from Gavin Williamson. He touched on a number … Continue reading

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Vulnerable Children Care Review – must begin urgently!


Almost a year ago the Government won an election with a significant majority of MPs (365) which makes them capable of introducing their promises as a matter of priority. Clearly the emergence of COVID-19 would have impacted any Government whatever … Continue reading

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We need changes within the Government and well beyond it


At the end of last week one of the themes that was debated and voted on in the House of Commons was handled very badly by most Sussex MPs. We clearly need some changes to our democracy if we are … Continue reading

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As half term approaches, some educational items are missing


On the 19th June, the Department for Education led by Gavin Williamson and No. 10 Downing Street led by Boris Johnson claimed they were launching a Billion Pound Covid catch-up plan, including £350 million for a new National Tutoring Programme. They stated … Continue reading

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Gavin Williamson appears to be deeply out of touch


An article in yesterdays Children and Young People Now magazine, written by Joe Lepper explains that Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Education is referring to the challenge that according to his Departments data there are currently 2,400 children … Continue reading

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