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- 12 September 2012
Given what we now know about how children's abilities develop, we would surely not opt for the rigid structural schools we have inherited from the Victorians. The best research we have shows that the level of an individual’s later educational attainment is massively determined by the level achieved before it.
Article - Published in The Guardian - 11 September 2012
At the weekend, 70 organisations raised concerns about the introduction of the Universal Credit, Iain Duncan Smith’s flagship welfare reform project.
Article - Published in The Daily Telegraph - 08 September 2012
Save the Children should be congratulated for establishing its UK appeal calling for action to be taken to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. The charity’s report details heartbreaking examples of the viciousness of poverty and it is right that society should act.
Article - Published in Progress - 06 September 2012
The world is, thankfully, full of temptations and the latest to face the Labour party has the label ‘long-term care’ attached to it. The particular form of care reform now on offer must be resisted by Labour.
Article - Published in The Tablet - 25 August 2012
Research has shown that, probably by the age of three, and, almost certainly by the age of five, the life chances of children have generally been decided.
Article - Published in The Liverpool Echo - 25 June 2012
Michael Gove is proving himself to be the true radical of this government. It doesn't mean that I necessarily agree with all he is trying to do, but, if politicians are elected to make a difference, he passes the test with flying colours.
Last week, he struck out again in different directions. Little noticed were the extra powers he gained under the Government's proposed reform of the Civil Service.
Article - Published in The Liverpool Echo - 04 June 2012
BIRKENHEAD and Liverpool had at least one great piece of news last week. The government announced two new University Technical Colleges, one for either side of our river.
This brings the number of UTCs in the inner area of our city region to three. I understand that Liverpool is reacting so positively to this new cluster that the city is beginning to rethink what this advance means to its structure of secondary education.
Press Release - 30 May 2012
This evening Frank Field hosted a reception in Parliament to celebrate the fifth birthday of the rainforest charity Cool Earth.
- Published in Wirral News - 30 May 2012
BIRKENHEAD MP Frank Field has added his voice to a campaign launched by the Grange and Pyramids shopping centres aimed at promoting the town.
Derek Millar, commercial director at the shopping centres, said We Love Birkenhead would bring retailers and residents together to spread the message that Birkenhead was "a fantastic place to live, work and shop".
- 29 May 2012
13 Months since Mr Field last held a surgery in the Birknehead Town Hall he is set to return.
Mr Field's next surgery is at 5pm on Friday 8th June and will now take place at the Town Hall.
Birkenhead Town Hall was the venue for Mr Field's surgeries for over 30 years until May last year when it moved to the Treasury building whilst the Council looked for a buyer of the listed building. It was announced earlier this year it would come back in to use for office accommodation and cultural events and Mr Field's wish to return to the Town Hall has now be granted.
Surgeries will continue to operate on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Fridays of each month (excluding August) at 5pm now at Birkenhead Town Hall, Hamilton Street, Birkenhead, CH41 5BR