Author Archives: anpa2001

There is NOT enough money in the system, Sarah

Yesterday, in Nursery World magazine, Sarah Teather wrote this: She said “We have ensured there is enough money in the system through the new Early Intervention Grant (EIG) to retain the network of children’s centres” This  article “Early Intervention Grant … Continue reading

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Cuts to EAL services will hit struggling children & schools hard

I heard a month or so ago that our local service for children who have English as an Additional Language (EMAS) was being cut. Here  is their website which gives you a flavour of what they do. The funding for … Continue reading

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Hollow words from Sarah Teather

  UPDATE:  I was due to attend training to become an assessor for EYPS on Wednesday this week. This has now been cancelled. This is because, despite Teather’s commitment to graduate leadership, Brighton University is not able to take on … Continue reading

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Pupil Premium: Not enough and not new money

Deputy PM to claim ‘pupil premium’ victory I’m sure people will be really impressed that despite the huge failure on stopping the rise in tuition fees which the Lib Dems facilitated, they will get their flagship pupil premium policy through. … Continue reading

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Frank Field’s not-so-new ideas

Today Frank Field published his report on ‘preventing poor children becoming poor adults’:  Here are some of his recommendations and my comments:   “1. The Review recommends that government, national and local, should give greater prominence to the earliest years … Continue reading

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Lansley’s drive to promote breastfeeding

This article was in the Guardian this morning and seems to be prompting a fair amount of attention on my twitterfeed. I breastfed all three children so I have some experience in this area. I know some women can’t breastfeed … Continue reading

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Child Benefit – to means test or not test?

When the idea of means testing child benefit was in the press earlier in the year, I started off (like many people) thinking it was fair enough for rich people not to get Child Benefit. They don’t need the money. … Continue reading

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