Tag 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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PARISH HEADLINES – 16

The following is my recollection of the main points of the parish council meeting on Thursday night: There was a meeting in early February involving the Free School, United Learning, the Department for Education, Wye Parish Council, Ashford Borough Council … Continue reading

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IMPERIAL COMMENDER

At lunchtime I went along to the launch of the Wye3 Draft Masterplan at the Kempe Centre. The following is my recollection of the key points: the plan envisages 300 houses, mostly to the east of Occupation Road. Densities close … Continue reading

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CATS’ WHISKERS

There is a lively debate on Wyeweb about the rights and wrongs of the Free School situation – and in particular about whether the village has been effectively consulted. This is in advance of an announcement on the Free School … Continue reading

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BEING SOLD A DUMMY

I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that this is an astonishing letter from Kent Education Authority: 130218 Final response re Wye Free School. This is the body that is responsible for education throughout Kent – which therefore knows where there … Continue reading

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BETTER THAN ENGLAND V BRAZIL?

It’s like having four televisions on in the same room at once. I don’t know what to focus on. On the big screen we have Margaret Williams, chair of Wye Free School Committee, with an update:  130205MargaretWilliamsupdate (she addresses the location … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: HOUSES PRODUCE CHILDREN

Quicker than expected… some information from David Adams, the area education officer at Kent County Council: The average pupil product from a new house is 0.28 of a primary aged child, meaning 100 homes would be expected to produce 28 … Continue reading

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