Tag Archives: Department for Education

Please help small businesses to take on Apprentices


On Friday an MP raised a question with the Minister responsible for setting out the apprenticeship scheme. His question was about how many apprenticeships had taken place within their department. The current Minister has been in place for a year … Continue reading

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Is Zahawi incompetent or arrogant? or both?


Congratulations to the fifty charities and social work experts who have been campaigning to get a damaging Government document withdrawn from circulation since it was published, mid way through 2018. In the end they managed to do so as explained … 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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Government departments plan badly but compensate with lots of our money


According to this article in 2014 a Government Department was offered the opportunity to move from its present office location to a grand building in a posh part of Whitehall. If they had made the move it was calculated that … Continue reading

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Nick Gibb must take responsibility for his Departments policies


There is a clear need for every Government to keep a track on how well its policy changes are impacting society, so that its actions are made accountable and lessons can be learned. Many people are of the view that … Continue reading

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Did teachers ever visit your pubs Damian?


The fact is that listening to people who are relaxing after a tough day at work can sometime enable some truths to emerge that would otherwise be communicated in a more formal and cautious manner. According to the biographical information … Continue reading

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Limitations of effective work placements


Just over a month ago the Department for Education published their latest ideas that lie behind the proposals for ‘T Level’ qualifications. They made it clear that a great deal is still up for debate as they begin to analyse … Continue reading

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It is vital that Damian stands by his words


As banners are unfurled today at Schools across Brighton and Hove and indeed in many other localities under the title ‘Save our Schools’, it seems reasonable to ask a politician to stand by his own words. When statements are made … Continue reading

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We must reverse decline into real growth


According to this report on the Coastal West Sussex Local Enterprise Partnership website, “the numbers of West Sussex students choosing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) topics at GCSE and A-Level [is] declining”  It is with this in mind that … Continue reading

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Department for Education – need to plan better


Yesterday I attended the British Educational Training and Technology (BETT) Show at Excel and had a very useful discussion with a representative of the DfE who had a stand at the show. The stand was not cheap based on the other … Continue reading

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