Tag Archives: Department for Education

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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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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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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The DfE ate our Brexit Homework


When I was a student, the required levels of Summer homework throughout my education was relatively superficial. However I have a friend who studies Law at Oxford where the beginning of each term commences with a series of exams, so … Continue reading

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Government statements need regulating


Understandably there are rules about what food manufacturers can print on the side of the packets of food we buy, and also regulations regarding how companies can advertise their goods. The same is true in other sectors of our consumer … Continue reading

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Tory Minister promotes Corruption


As we approach next weeks election with a strong media focus on Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn there is a risk that stories such as the one below will be overlooked as the press focuses on the faux presidential contest … Continue reading

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The need for wisdom at the top


Over the last few months there has been understandable outrage at comments by Peter Wilkinson, a senior Civil Servant in the Department for Transport as he set out to challenge rail workers at the beginning of 2016 at a public … Continue reading

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