Category Archives: Education

School Funding Proposals

How John Terry Can Help Save Our School…. Right, so you’ve got your view of the Lake District, now to business. Having overcome the nonsense over Teaching Assistants last year, the latest wheeze from the DfE is to standardise School Funding … Continue reading

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Jamies Dream School

Jamie Olivers Dream School I feel like I’m on an education rant roll at the moment so please forgive me. Having watched the opening epsisode of Jamie Olivers latest well intentioned promotion vehicle on C4 last night I felt compelled to vent … Continue reading

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Children Should Take Exams on a Computer

 Education Regulator Recommends all Exam should be taken on a Computer Isabel Nisbet, the chief executive of Ofqual (catchy title, a no doubt with a handsome pay packet and pension to boot), has announced that in this modern techno … Continue reading

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Teaching Assistants in Cumbria

Single Status for Cumbria Teaching Assistants One of few the laudable legacies from the last government was the objective of ensuring equal pay across equivalent jobs and genders. This was enshrined in the “Single Status” legislation. As ever the devil … Continue reading

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Student Tuition Fee Carnage

Votes and Violence Don’t Mix So the Coalition has “won” its vote on increasing Student Tuition fees in England to up to £9000 a year. Once again the police seemed unprepared for the level of protest, even allowing dear old … Continue reading

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School Places for Poor Children

Blog on proposals to give Schools extra cash for giving Places to Poor Children Continue reading

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EMA OMG

EMA Education Maintenance Allowance. Details and Pros and Cons of this allowance. Continue reading

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