Tom Middlehurst, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, SSAT, discusses the rationale behind the government’s failure to address homophobic riots in Birmingham.
Tens of thousands of students gathered in Parliament Square today to protest against the impending doom of climate change. The UK is one of 60 countries protesting today to fight for change, making this the biggest global protest to date.
Why the DfE are right to place early teacher training and workload at the heart of their new strategy
This week, the Department for Education launched its new recruitment and retention strategy, which has been one of Damian Hinds’ ‘tier one’ policies since he started the role just over a year ago.
In the midst of all the news reports on Brexit and the madness of the Westminster bubble, the UN’s rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights reported that despite being the world’s fifth largest economy, the UK has levels of child poverty that are “not just a disgrace, but a social calamity and an economic disaster.”
Tom Middlehurst, head of policy and public affairs, gives SSAT’s response to the Budget 2018.
Today twelve organisations, including SSAT, have written to the chancellor asking him to raise the rate for sixth form funding, cuts to which have been even harsher than elsewhere in school budgets.
Today (Friday 28 September) our chief executive, Sue, and I joined thousands of headteachers and school leaders on the march to Downing Street to deliver a letter and petition to the chancellor, urgently requesting sufficient, and fair, funding for our schools.
Jules White, head of Tanbridge House School, adds his support to the June 2018 Headteachers’ Roundtable blog; and conclusions from a recent Arcadis/SSAT report offer schools some suggestions for coping in the meantime.
Tom Middlehurst, Head of Policy and Public Affairs writes.
Tom Middlehurst, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, SSAT writes.