Stephen Watkins

Type: Person
Name: Stephen Watkins
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

We fought long and hard for Sunday service

I am sure that I will not be the only one to suggest that, instead of reducing or cancelling a vital part of the local economy and service to the community, East Sussex County Couuncil (ESCC) should only issue concessionary bus passes to those who need ... [Published Sussex Express - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 2 reports

Warning as Leeds pupils crammed into class

SCHOOL teachers face a classroom crisis as pupil numbers boom.Across the city primary schools are facing a growing problem as they seek to make way for more and more pupils.Over the last four years Leeds has seen a 313 per cent increase in the number ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Horticulture and Potatoes team activity to 2 Sept

Summary of NFU horticulture and potatoes team activities to 2 September, including; seasonal labour, fruit and veg aid scheme, hops media, HIP, ornamentals roundtableHorticulture and Potatoes Board vice chairman, Tim Papworth has been busy with harvest ... [Published NFU Online - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Edinburgh calling: PSNEurope meets Stephen Watkins, Tape studio

Housed within a former whisky bond (“Very Scottish,” says studio manager Gareth Anderson) and designed by Munro Acoustics, Edinburgh’s Tape studio – the brainchild of Stephen A. Watkins and Fiona McNab – bills itself as a first for Scotland.“[Tape is] ... [Published Pro Sound News Europe - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Extra scrutiny for public health spending

Public health directors are to be asked to provide formal confirmation, alongside their chief executive, that their council has spent its public health grant appropriately.The move, outlined in a letter from Public Health England chief executive Duncan ... [Published Local Government Chronicle - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Primary school may have to serve pub sandwiches to meet free meals pledge

Headteacher at St Stephen's in Bath says haste in implementing Nick Clegg's flagship policy means new kitchen is not ready St Stephen's primary school in Bath is one of 1,500 schools the LGA says will struggle to feed all its youngest children next ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Ideas, not cigarettes, should take your breath away

Posted on 26 June 2014 by Neil Hallows10 commentsGoethe said that daring ideas are like chess pieces moving forward. They may be beaten individually, but they can still be part of a winning game.The idea to  ban anyone born after the year 2000 from buying ... [Published British Medical Association - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Nuffield conference visits Canada

NFU Horticulture and Potatoes board member, Stephen Watkins, looks back at the Nuffield tri annual International Conference, held in Canada this year.I was fortunate enough to visit two of the Maritime Provinces in Canada at the end of June for the Nuffield ... [Published NFU Online - Aug 18 2014]
First reported May 15 2014 - Updated May 16 2014 - 2 reports

Schools 'raid classroom equipment budgets' to pay for Clegg's meals plan

Stephen Watkins, the headmaster of Millfield School, said he was having to divert funds from the school’s IT budget to pay for kitchen equipment because he has to pick up half the cost of Nick Clegg's free school meals plan Schools are abandonig plans ... [Published Telegraph - May 15 2014]
First reported May 02 2014 - Updated May 03 2014 - 2 reports

Head teachers: scrap the six week summer holiday

The National Association of Head Teachers is to debate plans to scrap the traditional six week summer holiday in favour of distributing breaks more evenly throughout the academic year Schools could ditch the traditional six week summer holiday amid calls ... [Published Telegraph - May 03 2014]

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...Leeds, was asked by his local authority in June to contribute 50% towards kitchen adaptations, forcing him to raid funds for classroom resources. "obviously we set the budgets in april, so our priorities had already been set. we were hoping to buy new windows tablets for the children to use but we haven't been able to do that and won't be able to until the next funding round" Watkins says

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We fought long and hard for Sunday service [Published Sussex Express - Sep 10 2014]
Warning as Leeds pupils crammed into class [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Sep 06 2014]
Warning of classroom friction as teachers strug... [Published Yorkshire Post - Sep 06 2014]
Horticulture and Potatoes team activity to 2 Sept [Published NFU Online - Sep 02 2014]
Edinburgh calling: PSNEurope meets Stephen Watk... [Published Pro Sound News Europe - Sep 01 2014]
Extra scrutiny for public health spending [Published Local Government Chronicle - Sep 01 2014]
Primary school may have to serve pub sandwiches... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 29 2014]
Ideas, not cigarettes, should take your breath ... [Published British Medical Association - Aug 21 2014]
Nuffield conference visits Canada [Published NFU Online - Aug 18 2014]
Schools 'raid classroom equipment budgets' to p... [Published Telegraph - May 15 2014]
Nick Clegg interviewed by Today: Politics live ... [Published Politics: Politics blog | guardian.co.uk - May 15 2014]
Head teachers: scrap the six week summer holiday [Published Telegraph - May 03 2014]
The heat is on over long summer holidays [Published Times Education Supplement - May 02 2014]
Boots buys Burrells pharmacies [Published Tayside and Fife Courier - Mar 20 2014]
So grand, so gentle: wind technology in tune wi... [Published Kleenergy Ecosystems - Feb 29 2012]
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