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.

Our Parliamentary procedures lack credibility


On Friday the MP for Hove, Peter Kyle failed in his attempt to introduce to the House of Commons the second reading of his private members Bill to enable 16 and 17 year olds to be able to vote. The … Continue reading

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The importance of engaging with communities


This past weekend marked one of the most exciting annual events in our city and beyond when thousands of young people from our communities were given an opportunity to open up the Brighton Festival. The Children’s Parade was coordinated and … 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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Did teachers ever visit your pubs Damian?


The fact is that listening to people who are relaxing after a tough day at work can sometime enable some truths to emerge that would otherwise be communicated in a more formal and cautious manner. According to the biographical information … Continue reading

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Limitations of effective work placements


Just over a month ago the Department for Education published their latest ideas that lie behind the proposals for ‘T Level’ qualifications. They made it clear that a great deal is still up for debate as they begin to analyse … Continue reading

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At last Parliament has spotted a problem


As this piece in the Guardian reports published last Friday, the payment by a range of Academy Trusts to their senior staff has finally caused Parliament, in the form of the Public Accounts Committee to raise their hands and say … Continue reading

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Apprenticeships need positivity & action


A couple of weeks ago in the House of Lords, a short debate took place on the theme of Apprenticeships under the guise of a couple of questions from David Blunkett (now Baron Blunkett of Brightside and Hillsborough). There were … Continue reading

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