“As an educationalist, my expertise lies in my knowledge of teaching and learning and in working with teachers, students and parents on the core business of teaching and learning. But I am deeply aware that my responsibility as a Head goes far beyond that.” Tom Sherrington argues that the Every Child Matters and Community Cohesion frameworks remain as important as ever.
Notes on a scandal
“Shadowy darkness and secrecy will always provide good cover for criminal acts. Let’s now shine a light into the dark corners, give those who have reason to hide, nowhere to hide.” In the wake of the report into Rotherham, Cazzypot reflects on her own experience with vulnerable children in Birmingham.Originally posted on cazzypotsblog
Rotherham – a perfect storm
“What has come out in Rotherham is a microcosm of all that is concerning about child protection in the UK… [T]here are good pockets of work but as a service nationally we have failed and continue to fail our children.” The Secret Social Worker reflects on what we need to learn from Rotherham.Originally posted on Secret Social Worker
80% of GP practices have one or more GPs suffering from burnout
“This study has identified a crisis in General Practice. It is now a matter of urgency that the root causes of the crisis are identified and addressed.” Andrew McHugh considers the implications of a recent survey that reveals the stress and overwork being felt by GPs.Originally posted on pracmanhealth
#DWP apologies for the delay in your payment, #IDS does not care
“[T]he deliberate neglect of the state of the systems for paying JSA and ESA to existing recipients is making the lives of many of those people much harder… One might almost go as far as to say it is criminal negligence…” John D Turner examines how the introduction of Universal Credit might be affecting the payment of other crucial benefits.Originally posted on John D Turner
The four hypocrisies of the Lobbying Act
The Government came into power pledging a new approach to ‘open policymaking’ which would engage with ‘wider sources of expertise’. It comes to the end of its time in office having introduced legislation that will do exactly the opposite.Originally posted on Guerilla Policy
What’s the deal with Resuscitation?
“Whether the media want to make us all more frightened of this fact is their business, what I want to focus on as a clinician is achieving comfortable, dignified deaths for my patients when that time has come and hope that somebody will do the same for me when it’s time for me to meet my maker too.” Dr Kate Granger looks at the debate on resuscitation.Originally posted on Dr Kate Granger