Tag Archives: Department for Education

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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A poor structure and weak appointments


As the issues around the Office for Students (OfS) continue to be explored in the press, particularly with regard to the appointment of Toby Young, the inadequacy of the structure developed by the DfE is starting to emerge. As I … Continue reading

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The DfE needs an informed EY specialist


According to this article ‘The government has pledged to plough £50m into bolstering early years provision in disadvantaged areas of the country, as part of an action plan intended to improve social mobility.’ Sadly this strategy is deeply flawed. The … Continue reading

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