Ofsted has judged us “outstanding.” Six years ago it found us “inadequate”. One big achievement is that we are now relying much less on agency staff.
Posts Tagged: children
James Frayne: The voters most enthusiastic about state action on childhood obesity are…Conservative ones
So new research suggests. Private businesses must take at least as much responsibility for this state of affairs as Tory politicians.
Despite our budget being cut, we have achieved bold reforms with libraries, children’s services, broadband roll out and business rates retention. We are open for business.
It is true that financial pressures will increase. But the scope for reform and innovation remains huge. Services do not need to be cut.
Where children are scared to go to school, their parents are being threatened with truancy action and given the option to home educate.
Norfolk County Council has shown how boarding school can transform the prospects for vulnerable children
Yet the efforts of other local authorities to provide such opportunities have been derisory. Ministers give speeches but the Government has failed to act.
If ‘fair play’ is to mean anything, then it is vital that legal redress is available to all – regardless of income or background.
They need time and resources spent on preparing them for employment and for life – and for their Government to adapt as quickly as they are doing.
The stellar success of the London Academy of Excellence, supported by six independent schools, shows just some of what we can achieve by co-operating.
As so many elections have shown in the past, both the main parties only win elections when they move into the centre.
Previously the parks were neglected and the roads full of potholes. The Conservatives have started to turn the borough around.
Earlier this month, however, when it emerged that another rape gang had been operating with impunity, this time in Telford, the silence was deafening.
Large companies should be required to offer paternity leave on the same basis as maternity leave. Families should have the choice of who should stay home.
£750,000 is allocated for “mother tongue teaching”. Yet there is almost no budget for English as a spoken language for non-English-speaking parents.
In practice, children in Wandsworth will still be allowed to climb trees in local parks. It is a mistake for local authorities to adopt rules which suggest otherwise.