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Towards a National Education Service: Part 2

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Below is part 2 of our response to the Labour Party’s Policy Consultation on Education. Comments welcome. ……………………………………. What should a National Education Service be for and what values should it and the draft charter embody?     What amendments, if … Continue reading

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Towards a National Education Service: Part One

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The Labour Party policy consultation on education has now closed, and we hope that educators, parents and Labour party members took time to contribute to the important proposals for a National Education Service. The notion of a National Education Service … Continue reading

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Theresa May’s Post-18 Education Review: Simply Not Enough.

“The aim of education policy should be to provide the right education for every child. That for some children that will be an education that is firmly based in learning practical and vocational skills. For others, it will be an … Continue reading

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Theresa May’s Post-18 Education Review: Simply Not Enough

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“The aim of education policy should be to ‘provide the right education for every child’. That ‘for some children that will be an education that is firmly based in learning practical and vocational skills. For others, it will be an … Continue reading

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Teachers’ Wellbeing Statistics – The Tip of the Iceberg

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In this week’s Guardian there’s a damning article on the wellbeing of teachers in England. It reported that there were 3,750 cases of long-term sickness absence caused by stress last year, and that one in 83 teachers spent more than … Continue reading

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A National Education Service

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Education took centre stage at the Labour Party Conference with not only a strong speech from Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner but also significant comments relating to PSHE education from the Deputy Leader, Tom Watson – as well as Jeremy … Continue reading

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Radio 4 Today, Intuition and Solving the World’s Problems.

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From time to time the Today programme on Radio 4 broadcasts an item that actually sheds light on an interesting and/or important topic, in which the two speakers who are brought on to debate the topic find they agree with … Continue reading

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