Category Archives: Education

Meritocracy versus social cohesion

My three children are currently studying feverishly for AS and A levels at local grammar schools. They are all predicted to do well. But, like Michael Rosen, I still cannot understand the government’s policy on grammar schools. Writing in the … Continue reading

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New Voter in Ashford

Hands in the sink as usual. “Well son, I expect you’re excited about voting for the first time – your chance to tell the government what you think, to have a say in the running of the country?” Teen2 was … Continue reading

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PARISH HEADLINES 46

This is my recollection of last week’s parish council meeting: Councillor Shoults chaired the meeting in the absence of the council chair Noel Ovenden. The community warden was also busy elsewhere. Councillor Shoults updated the council on the ongoing discussions with … Continue reading

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INSPECTOR CALLS

Some quick notes about today’s public hearing called by examiner Richard High about the Wye Neighbourhood Plan. As usual this is my recollection rather than any official record: The mistake whereby some of the Olantigh estate land had been included … Continue reading

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WYE EXAMINATION

The official examiner for the Wye with Hinxhill Neighbourhood Plan has sent a letter confirming a public hearing about the Neighbourhood Plan on December 8th at 10 am at St Ambrose Catholic Church, St Ambrose Green in Wye. He intends … Continue reading

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PARISH HEADLINES 36

I was away for the parish council meeting last week. However, despite being in Holland, I did hear news: That the Free School has been given permission to occupy the Kempe Centre site on a permanent basis. The Education Funding … Continue reading

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THE END OF IMPERIAL COLLEGE AT WYE

Telereal Trillium have announced the purchase of the WYE3 site in a press release distributed today: 150721TelerealTrilliumpressrelease_Wye 3 Graham Edwards, CEO at Telereal Trillium said: “Our acquisition of the Wye3 site is an ideal opportunity for our company as we are … Continue reading

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