It is the only educational organisation whose focus is on teaching, rather than politics or management.
All made a real contribution to the Party and to public life, and they must not be forgotten in the post-election turmoil.
Charlotte Leslie is the Member of Parliament for Bristol North West. Follow Charlotte on Twitter. One of the most devastating things about the Morecambe Bay Scandal – the revelation that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) apparently buried a report raising alarms about the Furness General Hospital Maternity Unit – is that, for anyone who has spent a lot […]
Charlotte Leslie is Member of Parliament for Bristol North West. Follow Charlotte on Twitter. On Monday, the Royal College of Nursing Congress voted, by an overwhelming majority, to keep its dual status – as both a Royal College, selflessly promoting excellent practice with a focus on welfare of patients, and at the same time as a […]
Charlotte Leslie is Member of Parliament for Bristol North West. Follow Charlotte on Twitter. The most important moment of the appearance of Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the NHS, in front of the Health Select Committee this week has gone largely un-noticed. It was the moment when Sir David passed responsibility for covering up […]
Charlotte Leslie is Member of Parliament for Bristol North West. Follow Charlotte on Twitter. As EU Budget negotiations rage, then drag on in Brussels, the world sees the EU Commission drift even further from reality in its expectations over its own expenditure. Meanwhile, firmly back in reality, another dangerous and tragic side-effect of Planet EU […]
Charlotte Leslie is the Member of Parliament for Bristol North West. Follow Charlotte on Twitter. If I told you we could save over £1billion for taxpayers in the next seven years, and at the same time prevent some 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere, you'd think people might just start to listen. How about […]
Charlotte Leslie is the Member of Parliament for Bristol North West. Peer into the heart of the tumult surrounding the Government’s NHS reforms, and at the centre there’s the pretty uncontroversial principle of putting doctors, not managers, at the heart of our National Health Service. A hefty shift in this direction has been long overdue. But […]
Charlotte Leslie is the Member of Parliament for Bristol North West. What’s the saddest statistic in sport? Sorry to dampen the mood, but Lord Moynihan can’t be far off when he said it is that in Beijing 2008, 50% of our Olympic medals came from just 7% of our school population – privately educated athletes. Plenty […]
Damian Hinds is the Conservative MP for East Hampshire and Charlotte Leslie is the Conservative MP for Bristol North West. Today the Education Select Committee publishes its report on the introduction of the E-Bacc. Michael Gove’s English Baccalaureate, or ‘E-Bacc’, consists of GCSEs in English, Maths, Science, a language and History or Geography. Looking at who […]
"Invisible Children" is the first part of the Bow Group’s "Invisible Nation" series. The research report, to be published in full tomorrow, uncovers the thousands of ‘The Invisible Children’ who never make it to the league tables. It is ten years since Tony Blair made education his priority in government. An entire generation of pupils […]