When his family fell on hard times, education made the difference. Were there to be a vacancy in that department, he would be an obvious candidate.
Posts Tagged: Robert Halfon MP
Robert Halfon: Let’s extend the school day to help children catch up after Covid – and civil society can step in
Organisations should be invited in, to offer pupils professional mental health support, as well as sports activities and academic catch-up tuition.
Robert Halfon: I’m not a lockdown sceptic. But I am a “school-down” sceptic – and fear the impact of these closures.
The Government needs to provide an educational route map out of Coronavirus for schools and colleges – so that they can prepare.
The Prime Minister seems to be mulling some school re-openings pre-Easter. But how long will it last and who can really be sure?
The cynical politics of emissions targets and COP26. How government is poised to declare success while delivering failure.
Our five year electoral cycle is driving MPs to compete for short-term green subsidies without questioning the medium-term consequences.
The Chair of the Education Select Committee presses the Secretary of State on access to technology, assessment, and vaccination for school staff.
Frank Young: Educational Long Covid. Why the collapse of schooling over lockdown will haunt the poor for years to come.
The second in our mini-series of pieces from the Centre for Social Justice on the virus – and helping those in deep poverty.
Like the virus itself, and like other restrictions, this shutdown will come down hardest on the deep poor
Duncan Smith names “five giants”: family breakdown, worklessness, serious personal debt, addiction and educational underachievement.
We have always been champions of justice and we must double-down on fighting inequality through classical liberal principles.
Dr Meadows said that all sorts of trials had taken place. The point is: why not this one, which would have allowed problems to be identified in advance?
Anna Firth and Stephen James: To help children catch up, we need a massive extension of quality remote teaching and learning
The power of online tuition to help them is immense. With thought and imagination, it is possible to take Eton into every home.
Javid is Chancellor. Tugendhat, Foreign Secretary. May, Home Secretary. Introducing the Alternative Cabinet.
The real one is widely and correctly dismissed as weak. So we’ve had a go at assembling a stronger team. Here is the result.
Starmer has been scathing about Williamson’s U-turn. But what right does he have to criticise?
Support small businesses, focus on the skills deficit, have the public sector set a stronger example, and more degree apprenticeships.
Four members from the 2019 intake make the top 50, beating longer-serving and higher-ranked colleagues.