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.

Lets put children first for once

The recent news that the UK has dramatically fallen in the world rankings from 11th to 156th in an independent analysis of childrens rights is something that should act as a severe wake up call to whichever party or coalition … Continue reading

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Tory Minister promotes Corruption

As we approach next weeks election with a strong media focus on Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn there is a risk that stories such as the one below will be overlooked as the press focuses on the faux presidential contest … Continue reading

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Lessons from Bognor and Littlehampton

I spent several hours yesterday knocking on doors in the Wick area of Littlehampton. It is the home neighbourhood of Paul Sanderson who is standing as the Independent candidate in the General Election on 8th June. Paul is new to … Continue reading

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My take on a few of the promises

The following is my piece in todays Argus: Now that all of the main parties have published their manifestos it is interesting to see some of the elements that have been included. I confess my focus has been on the … Continue reading

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A nation in desperate need of change

This morning there are reports from various sources of how many vacancies or impending vacancies exist in the NHS and our state run educational service. The high levels of vacancies for Nurses estimated at some 40,000 or 11% of the … Continue reading

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Training people in low skills is needed?

In an interview on Monday night’s newsnight, Iain Duncan Smith explains what sort of barriers to immigration he believes that the Government will impose post Brexit. He was interviewed by Emily Maitlis who carefully asked who would be let in. … Continue reading

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Mock Ofsteds are creating stress

According to an article in the TES (Times Education Supplement) by Adi Bloom, the combined voices of the Ofsted chief inspector, Amanda Spielman and the General Secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, Mary Bousted both believe that Schools … Continue reading

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