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Let’s Talk About Period Poverty

Period poverty in the UK is starting to garner public attention. The term is used to describe the situation where women and girls cannot afford menstruation products (e.g. tampons and sanitary pads). Labour’s Angela Rayner recently announced a plan to use £10 million to tackle period poverty in schools. Furthermore, features in The Guardian, Woman’s …

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Coalition Regional Commissioners vs. Labour School Directors – Who Wins?

By Laura McInerney (Policy Development Partner) and Matt Hood (guest writer). Today’s post is in Laura’s voice; tomorrow’s will be Matt’s. Today the Labour Party announced their vision for ‘Directors of School Standards’. This is hot on the heels of the Coalition’s ‘Regional Schools Commissioners’. And both are allegedly answers to The Big Middle Tier Problem (aka …

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