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.

We need effective Children’s services


The new Director of Childrens Services for Norfolk County Council is Sara Tough as this news report explains. Sara is due to move to this role from her current post as Director of Childrens Services in Dorset in October, when … Continue reading

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A vital link from Business to Education


Today the TES online magazine has published an article entitled ‘Colleges should be key in widening access to University’. I agree with the article by Julia Belgutay but don’t believe it goes far enough. There is of course a vital role … Continue reading

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Cocoa Life good – fairly traded bad


The latest news in the changes to Fairtrade branding seems bound to cause challenges for consumers who are keen to support the producers of the food they purchase. Several years ago I had the pleasure of joining a small group … Continue reading

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Polls are often wrong


The latest poll from YouGov suggests that many of the people who voted to Leave the EU are not concerned if our departure has a damaging impact on the UK economy. I hope that the poll is wrong, and I … Continue reading

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The importance of a prepared exit route


We live in a nation that is struggling to make sense of how to leave the EU in a manner that is not destructive for either the UK or indeed the EU itself, which will remain our closest and largest … Continue reading

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What is so special about today?


An organisation that I have just joined as part of the company I work for is called the Institute of Engineering and Technology. Today they are holding a series of events around the UK. Entitled “Engineering Open House Day” the … Continue reading

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We must support all rural communities


Although I have visited Northern Ireland on several occasions and know some folk who live there, I don’t have a very good handle on how the recent alliance between the Conservative Party and the DUP will have impacted the politics … Continue reading

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