We could, if lost time really is the objection to 2021’s exams going ahead, shorten the Easter holidays and pay teachers a bonus for extra work.
Posts Tagged: State Schools
Richard Holden: This week’s spending review must show voters in Red Wall seats like mine that they were right to trust us
It’s vital that on education, policing and infrastructure, as much clarity is given as possible to departments as possible in terms of long-term funding.
There is deprivation and lower educational attainment in the southern new towns, coastal communities, inner cities and rural coldspots.
Reducing their length will help close this attainment gap, while reducing the burden on working families.
These are my starters for ten – so it’s over to you. What are the biggest choices? What are the problems that we have to get ahead of to keep afloat?
Damian Green: Why a forced choice between a Brexity North and a Globalist South would be a false one – and damage our Party
The first of a ConHome series this week on Boris Johnson’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Robert Halfon: This time round, let’s keep the schools open – and not risk an epidemic of education poverty
And if the Chief Medical Officer says that the situation is rapidly becoming much worse, and that urgent action is needed, who am I to argue?
Whitehall must understand that if an algorithm offers up cherished green spaces to hungry developers, there will be a local backlash.
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.
The Government must publish regular reports on the cost of the virus, restrictions, and this coming lockdown to lives and livelihoods
Our latest survey finds that nine in ten Party members support such a move – a total that this latest news is unlikely to have reduced.
Introducing a series this week on ConservativeHome with the Centre for Social Justice about the pandemic and fairness
We need a long-term poverty strategy and a Social Justice Cabinet Committee. And here’s a Christmas holiday plan for childrens’ food.
Philippa Stroud: The Coalition stopped officially measuring poverty – which left its successor unsighted over free schools meals
We are allowing others to create a narrative for us, and in the absence of an agreed poverty measure and subsequent strategy, we always will.
Iain Dale: The way the BBC and Sky News behave, you’d think we are the only country in the world with a second wave
Plus: Free school meals, Pointless Celebrities, Bower’s book And: “Did the honourable lady just call me scum?” Your chance to drink to that.
Robert Halfon: We should be pro-private enterprise, anti-mega corporates – which plunder the taxpayer again and again
Plus: Let’s cut VAT on energy bill as soon as we leave transition – deal or no deal. And: first Ardern, then Biden?