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Fiona Church

About Fiona Church

Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences
2907, 2013

Introduction of tribunal fees

By |July 29th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on Introduction of tribunal fees

By Professor Fiona Church, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences

New rules introduced today bring in charges of up to £250 to lodge a claim at the employment tribunal, rising to a maximum of £950 if the case goes ahead.

The government is promoting this as a positive move to help employers avoid […]

2401, 2013

Can we have a ‘proper’ consultation for A-level reforms?

By |January 24th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on Can we have a ‘proper’ consultation for A-level reforms?

By Professor Fiona Church, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences

The changes to the structure of A and AS level exams by the Secretary of State for Education, whilst not surprising to education professionals, were not welcomed. The notion that two years of study in a more limited range of subjects, […]

2111, 2012

Will the CBI report be an end to the current patchwork-reform system?

By |November 21st, 2012|Opinion|Comments Off on Will the CBI report be an end to the current patchwork-reform system?

By Professor Fiona Church, Executive Dean, Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences

The CBI ‘First Steps Report’ calls for a more holistic approach to reform in education – wholesale review rather than the confusing patchwork of reforms schools have had to deal with over the past few years.

The CBI are critical of  the current system […]

1809, 2012

The new Baccalaureate Certificate: ultimate decider for student achievement

By |September 18th, 2012|Opinion|Comments Off on The new Baccalaureate Certificate: ultimate decider for student achievement

By Professor Fiona Church, Executive Dean, Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences

The announcement of far reaching changes to the English examination system for secondary school students was not unexpected. For some time now, the Sec. State for Education has made it clear that the UK needs to improve standards. Questions have been raised over […]

1606, 2011

School academies….for or against?

By |June 16th, 2011|Opinion|Comments Off on School academies….for or against?

By Professor Fiona Church, Executive Dean, Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences

In my lecture tonight I cover the subject of academy schools – something that has generated controversy and debate.  I will present a short historical and legal perspective, discuss some of the controversy surrounding academy development and look at social and educational effect […]

402, 2011

Let the Egyptian people have their right to democracy, urges Dean

By |February 4th, 2011|Opinion|2 Comments

Professor Fiona Church, Executive Dean of Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences

Having directly experienced the protests in Cairo last weekend, I have been paying close attention to the developments this week in Egypt.  I have become increasingly concerned to see the escalation of violence in many areas.

In Cairo I witnessed peaceful demonstrations attacked by […]