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Kesgrave Hall: what do I hope to achieve?

Kesgrave: ‘It was survival of the fittest’, claims ex-pupil of abuse inquiry school - News - Ipswich Star Last month I gave an interview to a journalist from the Ipswich Star, a local newspaper...

Kesgrave Hall abuse in the Guardian

Former pupils call for new investigation into abuse claims at Suffolk school | Society | The Guardian A few weeks ago I was contacted by a journalist from the Guardian, Josh Halliday, who saw...

Mary Beard and the defence of low expectations

Earlier today Mary Beard, the Cambridge historian well-known for championing the role of women in academia as well as for her TV series, posted tweet defending aid workers accused of sexual abuse in disaster...

Tories’ road fund is no revolution

This morning it was announced that the government was diverting just over a sixth of the £5.8bn assigned two years ago to the National Roads Fund (NRF) from trunk roads and motorways to regional...

Review: 100 Days of UKIP

UKIP: The First 100 Days (Channel 4; viewable for next 29 days in UK only) Last night, Channel 4 screened a programme which imagined what the first 100 days of a UKIP government would...

There will be FUD

In under a week as of this writing, the Scottish independence referendum will have been held and the votes will either have been counted, or will be in the process. Last Sunday in the...

Start of 107 days for LB

This is the anniversary of Connor Sparrowhawk going into the Slade House learning disability unit in Oxford, where he died 107 days later, in the bath, as a result of staff negligence. His supporters...

The hidden costs of private schooling

I’ve just had my second letter in about a month published in the New Statesman, a British left-of-centre political magazine, this time on the subject of private education,  which they ran an extensive feature...

Don’t mind the monkeys

Carers and care workers are the best kind of people. So why are they treated so disgracefully? Yesterday the Guardian published the above article by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, best known for co-founding Vagenda magazine...

What’s the point of ‘care’?

The other night I saw a Panorama documentary which covered the issue of children going missing from the care system in the UK. I had been expecting this to be about children who were...

Longer school times are not child-friendly

Michael Gove proposes longer school day and shorter holidays | Politics | guardian.co.uk Michael Gove, the current education secretary, has announced extended school days and longer terms, allowing schools to stay open until 4:30pm...

What makes appropriate school dress?

School skirt ban is just the latest battle in the uniform wars | Education | The Guardian Recently a secondary school in Ipswich (the third in the town) changed its uniform code making trousers...

The two sick ladies and me

Recently I read two blog posts ([1], [2]) about dealing with old “friends” that pop up on Facebook, and it wasn’t the first time I’d heard of it being a problem. There seems to...

Who’s protesting the Pope?

Earlier today I read an opinion piece in the Guardian by Martin Kimani, “an associate fellow at the Conflict, Security and Development Group at King’s College London” currently writing a book about the role...