Monday, May 17, 2010

So much for funding

...for 14 to 16 year olds. Far Out Crowd has the story of what really happens.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Coalition Approach to Education

...will be outlined in the Queen's Speech in May.

More free schools, more familial choice, but all held properly accountable.

(Have just undergone an inspection process in work. Overall it is not helpful, and the final mark which is the only thing most people take note of, does not adequately represent the issues).

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Demise of the DSCF

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To be replaced at least in part, by the Department for Education.

No wonder the incoming government felt they needed a fresh start. From the Guardian:

"Last year, the then schools secretary, Ed Balls, was accused of wasting money on a £3m makeover of the DCSF. This was said to include shipping designer furniture from Italy and installing a grand staircase made from glass and surgical steel. It came at a time when he needed to make £2bn in savings.

(HT: Jem for the button).

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Home Education and the Coalition

...according to Lord Lucas and here's more on the Great Repeal Bill from Douglas Carswell.

Also, the perspective on the current situation from across the pond, from Kelly Green and Gold and The Slog on the departure of Brown and his minions. My sentiments precisely.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Friday, May 07, 2010

News from Graham Stuart MP

From GS's Twitter: He has just spoken to Nick Gibb and confirms that the Tories will not introduce registration and monitoring.

(Where's the heart symbol on blogger, I wonder?)