Whilst a small unit within the UK's DCSF
has been doing the latter, and doing it well within large resource constraints, the DCSF
mainstream has been focused on the former, and it is this, almost bi-polar, climate within which sustainable schools are struggling to evolve.
The six-figure sum has been paid to Appleyards Ltd, which specialises in the construction of academy schools and was appointed by the DCSF
to act as project manager and education advisor.
Maxine Pittaway, head of Wrexham's St Christopher's School, was the UK winner of the 2009 DCSF
Award for Enterprise at the Teaching Awards UK.
This is yet more evidence that the DCSF
really stands for the Department that Can't Stop Fiddling," the Telegraph quoted Loughton as saying.
St Christopher's School in Wrexham is this year's winner of the DCSF
Award for Sustainable School in Wales at the Teaching Awards 2008.
The pilots are joint funded with a total of pounds 20m from the DCSF
- now renamed the Department for Education - and the Department of Health and this money is being matched by the successful local authorities, taking the total to pounds 40m.
According to the council, the DCSF
has indicated an application for an academy in Bedlington would be looked at favourably by the Secretary of State.
Unite/CPHVA Health Visitors Forum chair Maggie Fisher stated: 'We are delighted that the DCSF
will be reviewing the rules that regulate child performance to include the use of children on reality TV shows.
We believe it is in the best interests of young people in Nuneaton, and we will continue to work with the DCSF
and the sponsors, North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, on preparing for its opening.
spokesman said: "The documents show DCSF
officials challenging the QCA/NAA on the apparent problems in receiving robust reassurances.
spokesman said: "We are not suggesting taking all toys out of play settings, just to take care with the use of shared toys, which can be a way of spreading infection.
Now Ms Blears, who quit the Cabinet last month following the expenses controversy, has written to the permanent secretary at the DCSF
calling for Ms Greenwood to get her job back.