This week in tory run Britain

PNEESSEX

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Randstad are massive in teacher recruitment. Have been for years.

Not sure who exactly has the best track record in this type of pupil catch-up program, but surely a decent start is a large company, working across international boundaries, who work heavily in the education sector.
Randstad are massive in all sorts of sectors. I used them a few times to recruit for specialist IT roles which we couldnt fill directly. They were OK; pricey but actually delivered decent candidates. Whether I would want to use them exclusively to staff and organise a national tutoring programme is another matter
 

nigelscamelcoat

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UK's extra investment into catch up for schools equates to £50 per child. The US are contributing something like £1600 per child and most other European countries £600 -£800 Per child-roughly(that's from a statistic quoted on HIGNFY you lasto night). The government's strategy seems to be more, for longer- longer days. Teachers know and educational research tells us that this does not work but the fire place salesman says it's right and more money flows from the state into the hands of a multinational.
 

Dirty Harry

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UK's extra investment into catch up for schools equates to £50 per child. The US are contributing something like £1600 per child and most other European countries £600 -£800 Per child-roughly(that's from a statistic quoted on HIGNFY you lasto night). The government's strategy seems to be more, for longer- longer days. Teachers know and educational research tells us that this does not work but the fire place salesman says it's right and more money flows from the state into the hands of a multinational.
It also depends how the money is spent. I can't imagine a big take up in extra sessions from a lot of kids. Most kids are frazzled by 3pm. There won't be too many kids come 3pm saying 'great, I've got double English now so that I can catch up.'
 

nigelscamelcoat

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They'll struggle to get decent candidates because of the rates of pay and the lack of guaranteed hours-that's judging from the roles currently advertised-I see no reason why this new round will be any different.

It won't work anyway because of the nature of the problem. The kids they need to reach and help will see extra tutoring as some kind of punishment and kick against it. Shows how far the government are from understanding social problems and how they affect education.
 

nigelscamelcoat

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It also depends how the money is spent. I can't imagine a big take up in extra sessions from a lot of kids. Most kids are frazzled by 3pm. There won't be too many kids come 3pm saying 'great, I've got double English now so that I can catch up.'
Yeah . Harry we were probably typing that response simultaneuosly. 👇 totally agree.
 

Dirty Harry

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They'll struggle to get decent candidates because of the rates of pay and the lack of guaranteed hours-that's judging from the roles currently advertised-I see no reason why this new round will be any different.

It won't work anyway because of the nature of the problem. The kids they need to reach and help will see extra tutoring as some kind of punishment and kick against it. Shows how far the government are from understanding social problems and how they affect education.
That's exactly how most kids in my school see it. Many have already said they won't be attending any.
 

northender0602

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Sounds typical. They're a pretty big corporate with global ambition, having just looked up their website. These companies spend a long time honing things like their mission statement / core value statements, right? This appears prominently on their own website's company profile:

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Bad enough having a horrendous typo in your Core Value statement. But even without it (presuming they need to delete the word 'and' in the first line) it's a load of meaningless confusing gobbledegook anyway. Maybe I'm looking to find fault, but I think they should be pretty embarrassed about this!
It’s just meaningless words, if they were a small, long established company, there would probably be some truth in it, but when they have global ambitions they create a beast and those “values” go out of the window.
 

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jakehake

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I didn't need to look at the details to see which party this will favour. 1 party state.

Posted earlier here as you say, a "few" contentious changes certainly

 

wld

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Posted earlier here as you say, a "few" contentious changes certainly

My area would change from Ribble Valley to South Ribble, at least we’d get away from the most awful MP I’ve ever had the misfortune to be represented by.

Worth noting that one thing I thought could be looked at isn’t going to change. Currently, swathes of Bamber Bridge are in Ribble Valley constituency but in South Ribble council. I know it’s not the only area like that but it can cause confusion.
 

justinr73

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Did you hear about what happened during our PM’s visit to Cornwall yesterday?

He was approached by an elderly lady who said they’d two local problems that needed addressing urgently.

The first, she said, was that they had a nice medical centre but no resident doctor there to see people.

Boris whipped out his phone from his pocket, spoke for a couple of minutes and said “Don’t worry my dear. I’ve got it done for you. There’ll be a doctor here tomorrow. Now what’s the second issue?”

The old lady said “There’s no mobile reception in the village”.
 
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Did you hear about what happened during our PM’s visit to Cornwall yesterday?

He was approached by an elderly lady who said they’d two local problems that needed addressing urgently.

The first, she said, was that they had a nice medical centre but no resident doctor there to see people.

Boris whipped out his phone from his pocket, spoke for a couple of minutes and said “Don’t worry my dear. I’ve got it done for you. There’ll be a doctor here tomorrow. Now what’s the second issue?”

The old lady said “There’s no mobile reception in the village”.
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pnewortham

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When they swapped gifts in Cornwall, is it true that Biden gave Boris an expensive, hand-made American road bike, but Boris just printed off a wikipedia picture to give to Biden?
 
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