25 Sep '14

News There's nothing irregular about flexi-schooling

Our rigid, semi-privatised British education system doesnt seem to like it, but part-time learning is great for kidsAnother school year under way and my friend Nicky has started it with a £60 fine from Babcock for the irregular attendance in the last school year of his five-year-old daughter, Cara.I confess it came as something of a surprise that Babcock was involved at all. Thats Babcock as in Babcock International plc, which describes itself on its website as the UKs leading engineering support services organisation. It never ceases to amaze me the fingers UK plc has in state pies; my local NHS child and adolescent mental health services in Devon are run by Virgin. Continue reading...

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