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.

Theresa, what do you mean by listening to business?


On Monday in Parliament the MP for Hove, Peter Kyle made a short statement about the extent to which businesses are concerned about struggling post Brexit followed by a couple of questions. Although he did not mention the challenges of … Continue reading

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Sure Start and PCCs show the need for political reform


On Monday on ‘Start the Week’ on Radio 4 the programme included Naomi Eisenstadt who spoke about the work carried out under the Labour Government between 2007-2010 on the SureStart programme, which was inspired by the American HeadStart Programme. How … Continue reading

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Today Sussex MPs can prepare for the rest of the week


Today is a dark Monday as far as Parliament is concerned. There is no work going on publicly although no doubt behind the scenes there will be lots of activity both in terms of the maintenance of the buildings along … Continue reading

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We need to invest in early years and youth services, not make further cuts


The news that all of the County Councils in the UK are preparing to cut a further £1bn from their combined budgets and that most of this will come out from youth and early years services is clearly a deep … Continue reading

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Public sector workers getting strangely mixed messages


Last Friday in Parliament this question and answer (only the first few lines are shown here, the rest of the answer can be seen on this website) took place and on the face of things, there is no reason for … Continue reading

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Three matters all Sussex Tory MPs need to address!


The uncertainty of Brexit and lack of support for Theresa May means that the Government is currently in a weak and unstable position. However for the moment we are led by a Conservative Government and so Conservative MPs are in … Continue reading

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OFSTED is failing but Parliament leads the way!


At the end of last week the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee published a report on their concerns about the failings of OFSTED or the OFfice for STandards in EDucation. The Chair of the PAC, Meg Hillier stated: “Cuts to Ofsted’s … Continue reading

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