Amanda Spielman interview: ‘There are children in this country for whom British values are meaningless’

Amanda Spielman interview: ‘There are children in this country for whom British values are meaningless’ Ofsted’s chief inspector says she will not be intimidated into silence In the past, schools were most worried about exam results and discipline while ministers … Continue reading

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Extremists target Ofsted over faith schools ruling

The chief inspector of schools has accused hard-left activists and religious extremists of trying to stop her clampdown on illegal Muslim schools with a campaign of intimidation. Amanda Spielman revealed that one of Ofsted’s regional offices has been forced to … Continue reading

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Labour ward chairman refutes claims ‘hard-left Momentum activists’ deselected current councillor

The chair of a Labour party ward in Sheffield has dismissed claims their current councillor was de-selected by ‘hard-left activists’. Current Broomhill & Sharrow Vale Coun Kieran Harpham, the son of late MP and former miner Harry, lost out in … Continue reading

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Councillor numbers cut as Rotherham boundary changes go through

COUNCILLORS have overwhelmingly approved cutting four of their number as changes are made ward boundaries from 2020. Rotherham Borough Council has been working with the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) to redraw wards so that each councillor represents … Continue reading

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Who really wears the trousers? Hoddinott perhaps?

A ‘macho bullying culture’. Anyone who has taken any interest in the politics of Rotherham over the past few years will remember this witheringly accurate allegation levelled by Professor Jay in 2014. It’s true that Chris Read has gone to … Continue reading

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Hilary Benn interview: We can’t rest until divisions of opportunity in city are healed

He is playing a central role in the scrutiny of the fraught Brexit process, but Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn is also focused on issues closer to home. Political Editor Rob Parsons reports. WHILE most of his Parliamentary colleagues were … Continue reading

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Cash-strapped West Yorkshire Combined Authority faces inquiry into lavish spending

One of the region’s most influential public bodies is facing a scrutiny probe after a The Yorkshire Post investigation raised a series of significant questions about its spending and management. Concerns about West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) include the level … Continue reading

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Shadow authority could ease move to Yorkshire-wide devolution, says MP

A ‘shadow combined authority’ for all of Yorkshire could help the transition between a Sheffield city devolution deal and a wider solution for the whole region, a leading MP said today. Speaking days after the intervention of the Archbishop of … Continue reading

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The Week That Was – Last Weeks Top Ten 16th December 2017

Last Weeks Top Ten 16th December 2017 New role for Rotherham council leader Chris Read Rotherham Borough Council announces budget proposals as it looks to save £42 million Asians make up 80% of child groomers – study Grooming gang study … Continue reading

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