There were high expectations for the recent Education White Papers, but it’s been a bit of a damp squib. Many hoped the current Secretary of State could set a clear course for the future unlike his predecessor, the recently knighted Gavin Williamson of the algorithm and exams fiasco. The main ambition appears to be toContinue reading Plans don’t make grade
Christmas has come early for Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, as he launches his annual Christmas card competition for local primary schools. The competition is popular across Selly Oak with more than 18 schools taking part this year. The winning design will be chosen to feature on Steve’s official Christmas card, which is sent to people in the constituency and across the country. This year, it is being sponsored byContinue reading Ho Ho Ho. Christmas starts early as MP launches Christmas card competition!
A week is certainly a long time in politics. Last week the PM claimed the A level results were robust and dependable and his Education Secretary, the one who looks and acts like Private Pike, insisted there’d be no U-turn. This week they’ve abandoned the fancy algorithm which marked down bright children, at state schools, and favoured those who attended private schools. How did this happen? It didn’t come out of the blue; we’ve known since February that there was a problem and yet the government waited until after theContinue reading Too Little, too late for many
Steve McCabe MP was thrilled to present Madison Poolton, winner of his Parliamentary Christmas card competition with a family ticket to watch the rags to riches tale of Dick Whittington at the Hippodrome.