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Commenting on the National Audit Office’s findings about oversight and intervention of academies and maintained schools, and the Department for Education’s monitoring, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers said “The National Audit Office’s findings are a damning verdict on a Government obsessed with change for change’s sake and poor on accountability. This goes straight to the heart of the Department for Education’s failure to recognise the vital role local authorities can play in intervening early and collegiately with schools. The Government’s evidence-base...Read more
Actually, this is a pretty good video. Budding actors proved they were Kings of the Road when they took over East Sussex Highways for the day. Their efforts can be seen on screen in a new film promoting the work of the county council’s highways department. In the film, It’s No Small Job, schoolchildren play the part of council staff including head of highways Roger Williams and road workers. “We wanted to do something different to promote the work of the highways service,” said Roger at the film’s premiere at County Hall on Thursday, October 23. “The film is fantastic and a...Read more
A city school has dedicated a special plaque to a popular caretaker who passed away shortly after retiring. Gerry Martin worked at Taylor Road Primary, in St Matthews, for more than 20 years and retired just as the school moved into its new £12 million building in 2009. Mr Martin, of Barclay Street, Leicester, contracted cancer of the oesophagus in February 2011 and died in July that year. The school has already raised cash for Loros where he was looked after and this week dedicated a memorial plaque on one of the school’s benches to him. Mr Martin’s widow, Sheila, and daughter...Read more
A bird lover and former School Caretaker died after being hit by a lorry in Croydon town centre. Maurice Baxter, 80, had taken a bus into town after spending the day with friends at an Anglo-Indian social club last Thursday afternoon when he was struck by the articulated vehicle in Wellesley Road. Messages of condolence have been posted online by those who knew him from the 25 years he spent as the caretaker at Ashburton Junior School. Maurice was also an active member of the community around his home in Longheath Gardens, Addiscombe, where he lived for more than 40 years...Read more
The second annual State of the Nation Report which is published and laid before Parliament today from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission (SMCP), shows that Britain is on the brink of becoming a permanently divided nation. The Report says that while a strong economic recovery and a record number of people in work are welcome, the social recovery needed to get Britain back on track to abolish child poverty has not happened. Instead it predicts 2020 is set to mark the end of the first decade since records began without a fall in absolute poverty. The Report...Read more
There have been a number of letters lately from correspondents commenting on the politics of austerity, the inequality of the North-South divide, the receipt of benefit payments and out of touch MPs of all political persuasions. Here is a current extract from the T&A for a job in Bradford. “School Caretaker - Bradford. Salary: £0.93-£1.20 per hour. Candidate will have previous experience in school caretaker/maintenance role. Shift patterns may be split, access to a car would be an advantage. Responsibilities: Key holding; carrying out security procedures for buildings and grounds; opening...Read more