Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Media Roundup

The Herald 1st March - Scores of police retiring to avoid inquiries
"POLICE officers in Scotland are avoiding official complaints procedures by resigning or retiring early. According to figures ob-tained by The Herald under The Freedom of Information Act, scores leave the force each year whilst subject to misconduct investigations."

FOI news from the Kent Messenger Group
Thanks to Paul Francis the Political Editor for sending me the following stories:

CONSULTANTS have been paid more than £170,000 of taxpayers’ money to deliver “executive coaching” to some of Kent County Council’s top officers.
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RADICAL plans to ditch Kent’s 11-plus and switch to a system of continuous assessment are impractical and unlikely to work, county education chiefs have been told.
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SCHOOLS could opt for a “marsh mallow test” to indicate the suitability of pupils for a place at a secondary school, one member of the working group jokingly suggested.
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ONE of the country’s leading public schools is being lined up to become a joint sponsor of a bid to build a specialist secondary school academy on the Isle of Sheppey.
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