Here on the Isle of Wight, in essence one week will be taken off the end of the summer holidays and added on to the autumn half term to give a two week break.
Posts by Chris Whitehouse
Chris Whitehouse heads the leading public affairs agency The Whitehouse Consultancy and is a member of the Isle of Wight Council [Conservative, Newport West].Follow @
Its reputation and market share has taken a buffeting recently, but its position is recoverable.
A highways partnership deal has resulted in fewer potholes, new street lighting – and saved a million pounds a year.
Crowdsourcing our manifesto gave us control of the Council – and saw our parliamentary candidate returned successfully to Westminster with a thumping majority.
The way it is behaving on the Isle of Wight is crass – and risks further damage to education outcomes.
Chris Whitehouse: Pharmacy workers – and a new threat to religious freedom from equality laws meant to protect it
Careers in the profession could be closed to people of faith if the General Pharmaceutical Council gets it way.
Chris Whitehouse: Why on earth is Greening risking the criminalisation of thousands of responsible parents?
Since when did it become a Conservative approach for the state to come between a reasonable parent and his judgement about what is best for his child?
We must find alternative routes to deliver the economic growth that we are all determined to see.
Chris Whitehouse: Is our overseas aid fuelling hate and discrimination against religious minorities?
A new report, and an event tomorrow, highlight the plight of people throughout the world persecuted for practising their faith – especially by extremist Islamist groups.
The devolution deal being foist upon the Isle of Wight and the people of Southampton and Portsmouth is in nobody’s interest.
We will work with Teach First to turn the Island into a beacon of national excellence in teacher training and career development.
Chris Whitehouse: Leaving the EU will mean more lobbying here, and more problems with our crazy lobbying laws
The effect of the legislation has been to by-pass the under-the-radar lobbyists, and to bear down on that section of the industry which was already acting responsibly.
Chris Whitehouse: Ofsted Chairman’s insult that people of the Isle of Wight are “inbred” makes his position untenable.
Attracting high calibre teachers to the Island has always been a challenge, these remarks will make it harder.
Bishops’ hearts may be with Labour but, in education and elsewhere, they’ve learned to work with the Conservatives.
We invite residents to challenge us if they have better ideas.