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.

Youth Employment and Apprenticeships


On Wednesday Parliament debated a topic that is vital to all of us, that of youth employment. The debate was convened by Gillian Keegan who is the recently elected MP for Chichester and who believes she is the only MP … Continue reading

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Lets have a level playing field


At the end of the Summer period in Parliament back in July 2016 following the nation changing referendum along with the resignation of David Cameron and the appointment of Theresa May as his successor, a report emerged from Parliament that … Continue reading

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“We’re introducing” means very little!


In last weeks budget Philip Hammond made the following statement We’re introducing T-levels. And today I provide a further £20m to support FE colleges to prepare for them. Whilst this was hardly a detailed statement, it did indicate a sense of immediacy, … Continue reading

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A Government department in chaos


Anne Milton is the MP for Guildford and Minister for Women and Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills State in the Department for Education. On Monday the preview of an interview with her was published to question why the outcome … Continue reading

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Will bribing Schools add up?


The decision by Philip Hammond to offer a £600 Bribe to Schools that manage to persuade their students who have passed Maths at GCSE to then go onto Maths A Level is deeply worrying. Society is crying out for better … Continue reading

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A new political manifesto


In the House of Lords on Thursday, there was a debate which focused on a document which was published on 6th September by a Conservative MP, Fiona Bruce and Conservative Lord, Michael Farmer entitled ‘A manifesto to strengthen families’ and … Continue reading

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A lack of necessary data?


A few days ago in Parliament Chris Ruane MP asked a question which elicited an interesting response from the Minister for Schools, Nick Gibb. The question was “To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children have been taught music … Continue reading

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