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[11 Sep 2008 | 4 Comments | 2,109 views]
Cookery in Schools

Well surprise, surprise after removing all the school home economics departments (cookery classrooms) and decimating the trained staff who pleaded with Government and Opposition to save cookery from extinction in the curriculum we have an announcement cooking is back. It is criminal that politicians can continue to ruin our schools in this way, ignoring the professionals and parents who fought hard with teachers to retain cookery lessons. I feel bad that yet again I need to complain about government past and present but having been in education for …

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[30 Mar 2008 | One Comment | 1,916 views]
Lock in for School Lunches

Lock in for school lunches I tire of the continual stream of “experts” who tell us with great authority what our school and children should and should not be allow to do on an almost daily basis. First we are told by Jamie Oliver with a flood of bad language how to feed our children, we then have legislation on what we can and cannot provide in children’s school lunch boxes. School lunch menus have been so structured that many older pupils have vote with their feet and no longer …

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[30 Jan 2008 | No Comment | 4,206 views]
The History of School Meals- Prue Leith Jamie Oliver Watchout

First evidence of school meals is in 1899 when the London School Board established the School Diners Association.
The elected government of 1906 passed various measures to try to deal with this problem of the community. They were particularly concerned to try to improve the health of children. They passed laws to ensure midwives were notified of each new-born baby, they introduced School Medical Examinations. Most importantly in 1906, they gave permission for schools to offer meals to their pupils. One asks what has changed with regard to government trying to …

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LEA, Parents »

[28 Jan 2008 | One Comment | 1,890 views]
It’s different for boys

Tests show that boys have fallen further behind girls at primary schools. But children are individuals who develop at different rates., Parents are always to keen to monitor their children’s progress at school. So the release of the latest education figures – in particular the fall in the achievement of boys – will raise concern. Research over a number of years has identified the achievement of boys as being below that of girls, particularly at primary age.
This has been debated by successive governments, and been the subject of further research. …

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[26 Jan 2008 | No Comment | 1,646 views]
More Available School Places

Are you a parent waiting to hear if your child has a place in your chosen school? how confident are you that will happen and how important is it to your family? I believe we should be able to use a school near our place of work if that is what we want. The cost of living , community charges and increasing cost of housing means we can no longer afford to be a parent who stays at home. Government as forcing one parents family …

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LEA, Parents »

[26 Jan 2008 | No Comment | 6,239 views]
Message From Margaret Morrissey

I have been a parent in education for over 30 years as well as working as an OFSTED Lay Inspector in all types of schools, I have also played an active membership role in PTA’s since the 1980’s. During the last teachers pay dispute 21 years ago, I founded a parents association to bring parents and teachers together. Since that time I has been part of the National Confederation of Parent Teachers Association and through this have spoken to hundreds of parents and teachers, frequently broadcast on local and national …

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Government, LEA »

[26 Jan 2008 | One Comment | 3,009 views]
School Packed Lunches

Today’s release by government to change children’s diet through school meals and in particular packed lunches may be welcomed by some but will equally cause many family real problems. Parents through time have struggles to provide a balance packed school lunch not an easy task especially if the child is only 4/5 years old. One of the suggestions is an avocado salad I would argue that anyone with a 4 year old would not have the expectations of them managing to cope with this in a school dining hall without …

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