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.

Government reverses one use of the Parliamentary F word


It is understandable that many people find the use of the F word deeply offensive, inside and outside of Parliament. However its use inside Parliament leads to certain arrogant individuals and the Government, preventing good policy changes from taking place … Continue reading

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Anne Milton and her predecessors failed to improve STEM education


Over the last few weeks in Parliament there have been a couple of statements regarding STEM and Further Education issues. They are vital matters as up until now our STEM provision in this country has been heavily supplemented from visitors … Continue reading

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Our society must care for the old and the young


The experience that Robert Halfon MP has recently publicised of elderly residents from his Essex constituency ringing his office for news updates because their local paper is no longer available in printed format clearly makes an argument  for people to … Continue reading

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The Government needs to pay proper attention to schools


News has recently emerged both locally and nationally of how educational establishments have been assessed as being poor performers by Ofsted. However one of the contexts for this is that when Schools are judged as ‘outstanding’ they are removed from … Continue reading

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2019 begins with our memories and a search for new approaches


As we countdown the last few hours and minutes of 2018 and prepare for the first few of 2019 I hope that everyone will have a good start to 2019 and that whatever has happened in the last twelve months, … Continue reading

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Naïve Government views about air quality


When certain topics emerge in Parliament the lack of common sense let alone coherent understanding of how the nation holds together can emerge as it did on Monday. Barry Sheerman, the MP for Huddersfield  asked a question about air quality … Continue reading

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Thank you for responding Steve …..


Over the last couple of weeks I have written a couple of my daily blogs regarding a select committee in the House of Lords called the “Regenerating Seaside Towns Committee“. Its Chair is Steve Bassam and although I only read … Continue reading

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