Tag Archives: Department for Education

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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Department for Education is out-standing!


Last week in the House of Commons, an MP asked a question of three Government departments. The question was the same to each department. To ask the Secretary of State for ____________, if he will take steps to ensure that staff … Continue reading

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Ofsted exemptions for the chosen few


Last week the Government disclosed that it intends to allow Councils to apply for an exemption from Ofsted inspections and inquiries by the Childrens Commissioner for England for its child protection provision for up to six years if it is … Continue reading

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Divide and conquer


As Parliament debates the latest educational white paper which includes the proposal on forced Academisation of our Schools, our MPs are not alone. There are public discussions taking place across England and Wales, along with less public and perhaps even … Continue reading

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