Barry Kirby

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March 14, 2013 - 1 Comments

Last night we had a consultation event, inviting people from Gloucestershire to come and talk about our thoughts and feelings on Youth education and unemployment and what Policy should look like in this area.  It...

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January 9, 2013 - 0 Comments

This morning we had Faye Hatcher from BBC Radio Gloucestershire come and join us for a typical morning in the Kirby Household, because every morning is spent with a radio car in your driveway and...

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August 25, 2012 - 1 Comments

In the past few days there has been uproar about the way the GCSE exam has been marked.   I think the way the pass marks have been fiddled in this academic year is unfair and...

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August 15, 2012 - 1 Comments

I read with interest in the Citizen that Community Leaders are celebrating the sod cutting of the new school in Kingsway.  I’m sure many would be celebrating, but I’m struggling to find one that actually...

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January 4, 2012 - 0 Comments

On the latest figures, University Applications are down 23,000  on the same time last year.  On the one hand, this could be a damning indictment on the Governments hike in tuition fees, but on the...

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July 29, 2011 - 2 Comments

I have just seen this video on YouTube which was posted on twitter by one of my Labour friends (thanks Rosie). Not specifically a pro home Ed video but the arguments it puts forwards really...

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November 25, 2010 - 11 Comments

Having heard Mr Gove say that standards in schools should rise and those schools which are ‘only’ at Satisfactory will be driven to do better by turning them into Academy’s, I thought that this can’t really...

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October 12, 2010 - 0 Comments

Its a tough one, when to make a student pay for their education.  Well its not really, as not many students can pay for it before hand therefore they will have to pay afterwards, the...

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September 17, 2010 - 0 Comments

There was an online petition to number 10 to get the government to get some clarity of the government position with regard to EHE.   The petition said: “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to...

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