Tag Archive for education

Detaining children prior to deportation

Lord Soley

This is an emotive topic and rightly so. I put my supplementary question to Baroness Neville-Jones because both the Liberal democrats and the Conservatives were promising to stop this practice before the election. In fact it is very difficult unless you are prepared to take children into care when they are abandoned here by the…

Schoolgirls II

Baroness Deech

Once again I am fully in support of Lord Soley’s comments. I am impressed by the vigorous way in which the lobby for unregulated home education responded to this blog, but I remain concerned. If home education is as good as is claimed, then there is nothing to fear from some inspection. If a child…

English as she is spoke

Baroness Deech

Lord Quirk asked a question today about taking measures to improve performance in written and spoken English throughout the education system.  So many peers rose to their feet wishing to participate that very few could be heard.  Had I been one of them, I would have asked the Minister to tell schools and universities to…

School Lottery is a Loser.

Lord Taylor of Warwick

If Ed Balls was a student, I would fail him. His career as Schools Secretary has been stained with the SATS marking fiasco and questionable education standards.    Recently, after a huge amount of stress to pupils, parents and teachers, SATS were abandoned overnight because the Government were unable to devise a suitable marking system. …

Preparing for a Bill

Baroness Murphy

Like other blogging peers I’ve been amazed and delighted by the response of you blog-watchers. It’s certainly an incentive to carry on. A very busy couple of days for me. Yesterday was my Council meeting at St George’s University of London. I’ve been Chair of Council, the governing body of this college of the University…