Corbyn needs to take responsibility

How is it that people in the deep Labour heartlands of the north and midlands have come to cast their vote for the Conservative party? I think it comes down to one thing. Corbynism. The determining factor that directed those, who have voted labour all their life, to vote Conservative is Jeremy Corbyn. And IContinue reading “Corbyn needs to take responsibility”

Is the NHS being privatised?

This current election has seen people on edge about the potential increase of private providers in our National Health Service (NHS). Many of the electorate worry that if the Conservatives are elected, the NHS will slowly be syphoned off to the private sector with less provided nationally for free. Lifting up the bonnet of thisContinue reading “Is the NHS being privatised?”

Disadvantaged young people are being left behind. Vocational and technical qualifications can help.

Education helps young people discover their talents, develop resilience and realise their potential. Unfortunately for some young people, our incumbent education system prevents them from doing so. Disadvantaged young people face the biggest educational challenges, particularly when they qualify for free school meals (FSM) and/or have special educational needs (SEN). The more disadvantaged a youngContinue reading “Disadvantaged young people are being left behind. Vocational and technical qualifications can help.”

The Tory Battle Royale – Channel 4 TV Debate.

‘This is a phantom motion about a phantom bill’ chunters Sir Bill Cash from the back benches in the House of Commons last week. His description is attributed to Sir Oliver Letwin and Co’s attempts to prevent no deal from happening. Has Boris been embodying his supporter’s comments? He certainly was a phantom at theContinue reading “The Tory Battle Royale – Channel 4 TV Debate.”

Outstanding schools are exempt from inspection.

By law, primary and secondary schools receiving an ‘outstanding’ grade from Ofsted become exempt from further routine inspections. This absence of regular inspection can seriously cloud parents and management’s confidence that their schools meet the outstanding grade. This can have a seriously damaging effect, particularly on parents, when it comes to picking the best schoolContinue reading “Outstanding schools are exempt from inspection.”

Scaled back T-Levels at key stage 4 could be beneficial for students.

T-Levels explicitly set out to equip young people with the knowledge and skills required to enter skilled employment. At the 14-16 year period the lower percentile of students who are disaffected by formal education need an alternative route/pathway to level 3 qualifications and the access to quality skilled employment.  The Department for Education’s consultation onContinue reading “Scaled back T-Levels at key stage 4 could be beneficial for students.”