Tag Archives: Every Child Matters

“Three Girls” and a System that Perpetuated their Abuse

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If you ever wanted an illustration of a well-intended policy that’s tragically flawed and horrifically neglectful you’ll find it in the Rochdale sexual abuse cases. You’ll find similar cases in other parts of the country – historical and sadly, some … Continue reading

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A Plea to Act Now – Again!

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As a parent, many things can keep you awake at night: Your child not attaining an A-C pass at Maths GCSE Your child self-harming because of the pressure to succeed academically As a parent, what would be your biggest concern? … Continue reading

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Education: A fresh start for the Labour Party

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Yesterday we were asked the following question on Twitter by @corbyn50plus, in response to a remark about education: “What do you think Labour can do besides oppose Tory policy?” It’s an important question. For years it’s been pointed out that … Continue reading

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Ofsted and Personal Development Judgement

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The latest Ofsted Framework has been released ready for use in September. There are some significant changes, particularly regarding the limiting judgement of “Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare”. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/436039/School_inspection_handbook_from_September_2015.pdf It is this section that we are writing about today. The … Continue reading

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Ofsted: “Better inspection for all” consultation – Our comments

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Ofsted has announced a consultation period for its latest document – “Better inspections for all” – outlining ways to make its inspections “more proportionate”. The closing date for the consultation is December 5th 2014, and we strongly encourage anyone who … Continue reading

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Local Education, Locally Managed – Response to Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins’ recent article on the state of education in England is something of a mixed bag. What is absolutely right is his account of decades of political interference in education. “Both parties share the blame for this confusion. For … Continue reading

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Labour’s new “vows” on Education

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Labour vows to rub out Michael Gove’s education reforms http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/apr/29/labour-rub-out-michael-gove-education-system Such delicious words in this context. “Vows”. “Rub out”. Even the Telegraph uses words like “dismantle” (of Gove’s reforms) without any accompanying criticism of Labour’s policy proposal. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/10797390/Labour-vows-to-dismantle-Michael-Goves-education-reforms.html Guardian-reading teachers … Continue reading

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