Steve Beasant

Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Great Grimsby and Councillor for the East Marsh Learn more

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The Guardian reports that the Ofsted chair, David Hoare, has come under fire for describing the Isle of Wight as a poor ghetto that suffers from inbreeding. Hoare, a former City banker, said the island was blighted by a “mass of crime, drug problems, huge unemployment” and underperforming schools. His extraordinary comments provoked a strong […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West Greg Mulholland has given his support to a new education pack produced by NHS Blood and Transplant, the organ donation organisation for the UK. The pack has been created by teachers and clinicians and equips secondary school teachers with the knowledge to educate and engage key stage 3 […]

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The Guardian reports that the Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, has promised that his party will seek to block any government attempt to create new grammar schools, arguing that these are “not the drivers of social mobility” their proponents claim. “The Liberal Democrats are the party of education, and that means we believe in an […]

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On 21st July, the Liberal Democrat MP for Southport and Lib Dem Spokesperson for Education John Pugh has criticised universities which are already advertising annual tuition fees above the current £9,000 cap, a move which breaks current rules. John Pugh criticised the Conservative government for not being more open about their plans for university funding […]

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The Liberal Democrats have launched a campaign to protect the UK’s place in Erasmus. Over 3 million British students have been able to study and work abroad in Europe thanks to the EU funded exchange programme. Now due to the looming Brexit, over 100,000 students in the coming years face the threat of being denied […]

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Figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron in a Parliamentary written question show that a large number of. pupils were underachieving. The concerning figures show that 19,380 students achieved an E as their highest grade amounting to around three per cent of those taking the exams. Tim Farron told The Sun: “Many of […]

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According to reports in the media, it appears that the ban on allowing new grammar schools to open in England could be lifted under Theresa May’s new-look government. The new Education Secretary Justine Greening said she was ‘open-minded’ to calls by Tory MPs to allow selective state schools but suggested they may not be ‘old-fashioned’ grammar […]

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The government should show flexibility to parents who take their children out of school for term-time holidays, according to the Leader of the Liberal Democrats and MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale Tim Farron. Statistics released this week show that in Cumbria the number of fines issued over the last four years has risen by over […]

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Liberal Democrat Business spokesperson, Lorely Burt has called for a rebirth of adult education in England. She called for the creation of a new ‘Part Time Learning Voucher’ of up to £400 for low income workers who take on and complete additional evening education to help them improve their skills and take the next step […]

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Liberal Democrat MP Greg Mulholland is calling for a cultural change in the inspection regime for English schools and for schools to be given rights to challenge and appeal against Ofsted verdicts and processes. Ofsted- the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills- is the statutory agency which inspects and regulates services that […]

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