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[9 Nov 2009 | 4 Comments | 2,422 views]
Home Education Laws

Posted By: Sue Gerrard. I’d like to draw your attention to proposals for changes in legislation

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Government, Parents »

[8 Nov 2009 | No Comment | 2,677 views]
Don’t let pupils paddle without risk assessment’

Tim Ross London Evening Standard
Children must never be allowed to go paddling on school trips unless teachers have conducted a thorough risk assessment first, the Government said today. Ministers published new guidelines to encourage more schools to take pupils out for walks, activities and fieldwork. But the document urged teachers to resist when children ask to dip their toes in the sea on a hot day. Schools minister Diana Johnson published the 58-page guidance amid concern that health and safety fears were stopping teachers taking trips. Unions have …

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Government, Parents »

[16 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments | 2,119 views]
The Cambridge Primary Review

Cambridge Primary Review : http://www.primaryreview.org.uk
Having work for over 25 years with children, for children following their time in education and suffering with them their parents and teachers the work of politicians in their name this morning I am going to revert to childhood and say to politicians “I told you so”. The review presented by Robin Alexander, and his team of researchers, will no doubt gladden the heart of thousands of parents as it does mine. Sadly Government have and will choose to ignore all the work they …

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Government, LEA »

[12 Sep 2009 | 3 Comments | 2,298 views]
Excluding Less Children From Their Classroom

Posted By Mr Newman
I know that schools must show that tools must show that they are removing and excluding less children from their classrooms. Has anyone in government realised what this means? It means that students who are abusive, disruptive, and making a huge negative impact on the learning of the rest of the class are being sent back to class for the sake of a statistic. So the other children who wish to learn can’t – their teacher is busy. They don’t learn, they don’t grow, and they are …

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Government, LEA »

[4 Aug 2009 | 4 Comments | 2,891 views]
SAT’S RESULTS

Today’s results should be ignored by all teachers, parents, children and the country at large . They are an example of the Governments abuse of children to secure themselves headlines to justify the thousands of pounds wasted by them on the pointless exercise of the tests. Let our schools and LEA’s do the testing as in the past and stop the unnecessary stress for all those who are forced to play Ed Balls game. It is time education was returned to the experts, teachers.

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Government, Us In The Media »

[29 Jul 2009 | One Comment | 2,961 views]
200 playing fields sold off by Labour: How can this be justified ahead of Olympics, ask critics

By James Chapman Mail
Ministers have approved the sale of more than 200 school and community playing fields, despite repeated promises to protect them.
Even in the four years since London was chosen to host the 2012 Olympics, the Government has allowed the sell-off of 49 school sports fields. In total since Labour came to power in 1997, 203 pitches have been lost. In its 1997 General Election manifesto, Labour pledged to bring the then Tory government’s ‘policy of forcing schools to sell off playing fields to an end’. Sacrificed: Since Labour …

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Government »

[12 Jul 2009 | 2 Comments | 2,047 views]
Dial 111 If you’re not quite ill enough to call 999

There are times when one wonders the logic in the way Government spends the small amount of money we now have available. Although I am now a grandparent I still have daily charge of a baby, a 2 year old, a 3year old boy who continually tries to cause himself serious harm (its called playing and being a boy) a 6year old and an 11 year old. Days are fun but stressful and when an emergency occurs even I panic but 999 stays firmly in my …

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Government »

[17 Jun 2009 | No Comment | 1,678 views]
Excellent use of Balls time !!!!

ED BALLS: Get Children Cooking this summer with new picnic recipe book
16 June 2009
Picnics can be much more than just soggy sandwiches and convenience foods, Children, Schools and Families Secretary Ed Balls will say today, as he joins a group of primary school children to prepare recipes from a new picnic cookbook for children and parents to use over the summer.
So lets not worry about admissions, school placers and SATs or the confusion over the exam paper marking. Lets pretend all is well and go and watch children cooking. …

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Government »

[12 Jun 2009 | One Comment | 1,915 views]
OFSTED have lost their way

It must now surely be the time for OFSTED to go they have totally lost the plot and reduced inspections to nonsense with no one benefiting from the service. We should revert to HMI inspections not good to go backward but over the last 10 years it has been slowly decimated and is neither fair to school or parents we need some form of inspection but OFSTED have failed miserably. Some would say it never was of any use, I was a Lay Inspector for 10 years …

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Government »

[24 Apr 2009 | Comments Off on Alan Steers Report Response from DCFS | 1,839 views]
Alan Steers Report Response from DCFS

This is the Departments response to Parentsoutloud comments on the Alan Steers report on behaviour and discipline. Unfortunately it totally misses the points we commented on ( Steers Report on Behaviour story ).If this is the official response it makes you wonder why we need to spend our precious money in the education budget to employ Steers and his…

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