Education

Kellogg's Breakfast Club Grants Programme

This week, Jon Cruddas MP was contacted by Kellogg's to inform him that their Breakfast Club grants programme for Schools has reopened this week.

Breakfast Clubs are critical for many schools, with research from Kellogg's finding that 60 percent of teachers think they help children settle before class. A further 97% of teachers agree on the importance of having something to eat in the morning before school, especially when getting back into a routine after the summer holidays.

Chandlers Chatters Playgroup/Pre-school 50 Year Anniversary

 

A playgroup/pre-school in Rainham that was founded in 1971 is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.  Brenda Dorman, the original founder of Chandlers Chatters playgroup/pre-school, was inspired to open a playgroup because of her own children. Once she found a setting, she had to become qualified to be able to run the group, so attended afternoon sessions in childcare to get her qualifications. 50 years on and Sue Allen (who has managed the school for the past four years but worked there for many more) has also seen her own children attend the school.

MP urges halt to proposed scrap of BTEC qualifications

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham is one of 118 MPs and peers that has written to the recently-appointed Secretary of State for Education Nadhim Zahawi urging him to make an "early reassessment" of the Department for Education's plan to remove funding for the vast majority of applied general qualifications such as BTECs.