A Quiet Word:
Lobbying, Crony Capitalism
and Broken Politics in Britain

March 2011

Met with Tesco to discuss literacy, reading and how to get children to read more. [2]

Met with Read Write Inc, Jolly Phonics, Phonics International, and Collins Big Cat Phonics to discuss strengthening phonics provision within initial teacher training. [2]

Met with Red Balloon to discuss the work of Red Balloon. [2]

Met with School Library Association to discuss the work of School Library Association and reading for pleasure. [2]

Met with Institute for Education and English and Media Centre to discuss proposal for a National English Centre to promote research-based best practice in English teaching across primary and secondary. [2]

Met with Princess Royal Trust for Carers, Children's Society, and National Young Carers Coalition to discuss the implications of removing the requirement for parents to be given 24 hours written notice of detention in respect of young carers. [2]

Met with Policy Exchange New Schools Network to discuss Government behaviour policies including plans for alternative provision. [2]

Met with London Gifted and Talented to discuss feedback on the partnership, areas of collaboration and expansion, and sustainability of the partnership. [2]

Met with Cambridge Schools Classics Project to discuss the non-inclusion of WJEC Latin qualifications and classical civilisation in the EBacc. [2]

Met with Association of Directors of Children's Services and Local Government Association to discuss how to reduce bureaucracy on local authorities and how to reduce LA bureaucracy on schools. [2]

February 2011

Met with Association of School and College Leaders for general catch-up. [2]

Met with Cambridge Assessment for general catch-up. [2]

Met with Cambridge Assessment for general catch-up. [2]

Met with British Humanist Association for introductory meeting. [2]

Met with Tesco to discuss literacy, reading and how to get children to read more. [2]

Met with Independent State School Partnerships Forum, ARK Schools, Independent Association of Prep Schools, and Sutton Trust to discuss the future of the Forum and its role, collaboration and partnership working to raise educational standards. [2]

Met with CBi Members, e2v technologies, National Grid, British Loose Leaf, Edison Learning, Serco, Tesco, and Confederation of British Industry to discuss how business can support Government priorities. [2]

Met with The London Mathematical Society to discuss Mathematics Education. [2]

Met with British Chambers of Commerce to discuss the work of the BCC. [2]

January 2011

Met with Diana Awards, Child Line, and Anti-Bullying Alliance to discuss Anti-Bullying Accreditation Scheme and national rollout. [2]

Met with Universities Council for the Education of Teachers to discuss phonics in ITT. [2]

Met with Association of Teachers and Lecturers for general catch-up. [2]

Met with National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers for general catch-up. [2]

Met with Cambridge Assessment for general catch-up. [2]

Met with National Association of Head Teachers for general catch-up. [2]

Met with Society of Biology to discuss how the Society of Biology can engage in key education reforms set out in the Schools White paper. [2]

Met with Volunteer Reading Help to discuss the work of VRH. [2]

Met with Centre for Social Justice to discuss CSJ study of educational exclusion. [2]

Met with Business in the Community and Education and Employers Taskforce to discuss how business can support Government priorities. [2]

Met with FASNA to discuss Admissions of overseas students. [2]

Met with Accord Coalition to discuss the aims of Accord and concerns towards faith schools admission exemptions. [2]

Met with Delegation of Orthodox Rabbis to discuss School Admissions, gender education, academies and Free schools. [2]

Met with Phonics International to discuss synthetic phonics teaching in schools and training in some universities. [2]

Met with Engineering UK to discuss the business case for engineering in the economy. [2]

December 2010

Met with Dr Sean Lang to discuss the implications for history from the introduction of the English Baccalaureate. [3]

Met with Renaissance Learning to discuss phonics. [3]

Met with Personal Finance Education Group to discuss personal finance education. [3]

Met with Royal Bank of Canada to discuss future education and schools policy. [3]

Met with Design & Technology Association to discuss digital design & technology. [3]

Met with Association of Maintained Girls' Schools to discuss school improvement. [3]

Met with Rob Peach to discuss how social enterprises can help disadvantaged young people overcome barriers to learning and employability. [3]

Met with Mary Glasgow Language Trust to discuss ideas for language learning. [3]

Met with Historical Association to discuss history in the curriculum with experts in the field. [3]

Met with Montessori St Nicholas Charity to discuss failing state schools in the primary sector. [3]

Met with Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group to discuss PSHE and SRE in schools. [3]

Met with Royal Society of Chemistry to discuss science education. [3]

Met with PSHE Association to discuss PSHE. [3]

Met with Council for Subject Associations to discuss the Government's professional development agenda. [3]

Met with I CAN, Communications Trust, Association for All Speech Impaired Children, and Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists to discuss access arrangements for Year 1 phonics screening check. [3]

November 2010

Met with Stonewall to discuss homophobic and transphobic bullying. [3]

Met with Association of School and College Leaders for general catch-up. [3]

Met with Association for Language Learning and Independent Schools Modern Languages Association to discuss language teaching at primary and secondary level. [3]

Met with Geographical Association and Royal Geographical Society to discuss geography in the National Curriculum. [3]

Met with Nuffield Foundation and Institute of Fiscal Studies to discuss summer born children and post 16 mathematics. [3]

Met with Reading Reform Foundation to discuss teaching phonics. [3]

Met with Federation of Music Services to discuss music education. [3]

Met with Teach First to discuss Teach First and Primary ITT. [3]

Met with Lord Winston to discuss science enhancement and enrichment. [3]

Met with Every Child a Chance Trust to discuss Every Child Programmes. [3]

Met with Farrer & Co Solicitors to discuss the teaching profession. [3]

Met with Science, Technology and Innovation Forum to discuss issues around education and science, innovation and technology. [3]

October 2010

Met with Trades Union Congress to discuss homophobic bullying in schools. [3]

Met with The Royal Society to discuss Science and Mathematics Education. [3]

Met with West London Free School to discuss free school. [3]

Met with Engineering Professor's Council to discuss the future of the school curriculum, and plans for a new careers service. [3]

Met with Confederation of British Industry to discuss the work of CBI. [3]

Met with Institute of Directors to discuss the work of IOD. [3]

Met with Cambridge Primary Review to discuss issues relating to primary education. [3]

Met with National Union of Teachers for general catch-up. [3]

Met with National Association of Head Teachers for general catch-up. [3]

Met with VOICE for general catch-up. [3]

Met with Association of Teachers and Lecturers for general catch-up. [3]

Met with Sound Reading System to discuss Sound Reading System . [3]

Met with Pinnacle Trust to discuss the future of Trust Schools. [3]

Met with Religious Education Council to discuss the work of REC. [3]

Met with National Literacy Trust to discuss the work of NLT . [3]

Met with Advisory Council for Education of Romany and Other Travellers to discuss educational underachievement of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils. [3]

September 2010

Met with Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education to discuss the development day for education researchers. [4]

Met with Universities' Council for the Education of Teachers to discuss systematic synthetic phonics. [4]

Met with Diana Awards to discuss the work of the Diana Awards. [4]

Met with Politeia for introductory meeting. [4]

July 2010

Met with Independent Schools Council for introductory meeting. [5]

June 2010

Met with David Ross Foundation for introductory meeting. [5]

Met with Civitas for introductory meeting. [5]

Met with Reform for introductory meeting. [5]

May 2010

Met with Prince's Teaching Institute for introductory meeting. [5]