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.

When does the DfE get inspected?


The impact of an Ofsted inspection is huge on the education provider concerned, irrespective of what level of education the provider offers. The same is true of the inspections carried out by a body known as ISI who carry out … Continue reading

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The need for a major change of emphasis


The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) is a charity which was set up by Graham Allen MP in July 2013, after he had worked for several years on the need to invest time and resources in the lives of young children … Continue reading

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The Government must fund its educational promises


In July when Schools were preparing to send pupils home for their Summer break, Justine Greening the Secretary of State for Education announced that she intends to rearrange the way in which schools are funded and in preparation for future … Continue reading

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Who gets to decide on public rates of pay?


A couple of weeks ago Jo Johnson who is a Government Minister added his voice to that of several Parliamentary colleagues over the rates of pay received by senior University Staff. This week another case has emerged of high levels … Continue reading

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Nash leaves and Agnew arrives


The departure of Lord Nash from the Department for Education as Academies Minister and his replacement of soon to be Sir, Theodore Agnew will ensure that the Department once again benefits from wealthy businessmen who have turned some of their … Continue reading

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Critical path in stopping Domestic Abuse


On Tuesday a report into Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence was jointly published by a number of national inspection agencies entitled “The multi-agency response to children living with domestic abuse”. The report raises a number of vital issues yet appears to have … Continue reading

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A confused and inconsistent speech


Last Thursday it was widely reported that Jo Johnson, the MP for Orpington and Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation spoke at a conference of University leaders. His comments were far ranging even though the media focused … Continue reading

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