How will #Government #Budget #Cuts affect your school? – Goldington Academy forecast to lose up to 4 teachers by 2020 | bedfordburrow

This head teacher describes what’s happening in schools across the country. Bedford is no different. The figures may be different, but the outcome will be similar. You had better contact your union sooner than later.

Goldington Academy could lose up to 4 teachers by 2020 as a result of a decrease in the annual school budget of £180,500 according to Schools Cuts website.

The teachers remaining at the school will face an ever-increasing workload. You could rightly predict that, unless something changes, those teachers remaining will struggle to maintain standards.

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How will #Government #budget #cuts affect your school? – #Sharnbrook School forecast to lose 19 teachers to budget cuts by 2020 | bedfordburrow

Sharnbrook School forecast to lose 19 teachers to budget cuts by 2020

This head teacher describes what’s happening in schools across country. Bedford is no different. The figures may be different. The outcome will be similar. You can’t save £100k by on pencils and paper. You had better contact your union sooner than later.

According to school budget forecasting website, School Cuts,  Sharnbrook School is set to lose £734,000 from its annual budget by 2019.

That could mean up to 19 teachers will lose their jobs.

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#EU #Nationals, #friends and #colleagues in #Bedford take the fight to local #MP #RichardFuller. The reality is that their life in Bedford is under threat. | bedfordburrow

Today I received the email below, reports on a meeting which took place in Bedford last Thursday, 9th March 2017.

I was unable to attend the meeting. I was at another meeting arguing to save the jobs of colleagues teaching in Bedford.

The reality is that people who have lived, worked, brought up their families, and made their home in Bedford for many years, are facing the prospect that the life they have built may come to an end. Yet again politics is being put before people.

The truth is that people should always be the priority. And these people have enriched the life and culture of…

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A lot of people are involved before the victim feels the pain. | bedfordburrow

Austerity is an institutional thing. We all know it’s a Tory policy, a cover for cutting public services, wages and social support for the vulnerable. It’s also about redistributing the savings to the better off . But it’s not just the Tory Government. It’s the Tory Parliamentary MPs. It’s the Tory local councillors. It’s Tory Party supporters.

It gets worse. All the managers involved in implementing the cuts have signed up to the Austerity ideology. Those managers are the ones who have to make the cuts. OK, they may only be doing their job. It starts at the very top. But then it goes…

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#Dr Feelgood + The Reformers, #Esquires, #Bedford 17th March | bedfordburrow

DR. FEELGOOD + The Reformers

8pm, Friday 17th March, Bedford Esquires

Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s, Dr. Feelgood are one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album Stupidity that immediately went to the number one position in the U.K. charts.

Dr. Feelgood have enjoyed global success with a string of hit singles including Roxette, Back in the Night, Milk and Alcohol, Down at the Doctors, She Does it Right, Going Back Home and See You Later Alligator – which…

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Hawkwind – Weymouth Pavilion 12th May 2017 | bedfordburrow

If you want to see something created over years of live performance, then head to Weymouth Pavilion to see Hawkwind. Tickets on sale at Weymouth Pavilion website.

A live performance from another galaxy.

Pad Presents Gallery Bedford Corn Exchange 2013 (Courtesy Simon Temperton Photography)

Source: Hawkwind – Weymouth Pavilion

 

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‘Everyone should be able to learn outside the classroom’ | bedfordburrow

Education is about experiences, as well as books and lectures. Children need to learn about the natural world around them, and the best way to do that is through experience.

Early on that can be done locally. Move your classroom outside. Use the local environment, built and natural. Being connected to the natural world they live in will bring so many benefits as they grow and develop.

This article in the TES reports that, “Real education’ is about developing rounded, resilient individuals who also happen to get good exam results”. A happy outcome of real education.

Source: ‘Everyone…

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