Archive for October, 2008

Just What Schools Need – More Paperwork

October 21, 2008

I found a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) full disclosure form in my pigeon-hole today. According to the covering memo, since April 2008 schools have been required to do CRB checks on their staff every three years. (more…)

Nothing New Under The Sun

October 17, 2008

The BBC recently invited a psychobabbler to speculate about the mental health of the Prime Minister. This sort of stunt is nothing new, the Sun was doing the same thing almost a quarter of a century ago. (more…)

Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Worse

October 14, 2008

[BPSDP] If you thought the Durham fish-oil saga was bad enough, according to this in the Times Education Supplement, someone has found an even more unethical way to cash in. Thanks to Paul Thompson for pointing this out to me. (more…)

Old Stuff Revisted

October 4, 2008

AOL-UK are closing their blogging service so I’ve decided to transfer some, most or all of my old AOL blogs here. (more…)