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MDU appoints new commercial director as digital services grow

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), a mutual membership body offering indemnity and medico-legal support to doctors and dental professionals, has appointed Andrew Archibald to the role of commercial director. Andrew and team are responsible for leading the development and growth of the MDU’s products and services to 200,000 doctor and dentist members. Having worked in… Read more »

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Curriculum Bill passes stage one in Senedd

A Bill that will make religious education in Wales fully inclusive of humanism has passed the first stage before becoming law. Wales Humanists – which has long campaigned for this change – has strongly welcomed the news, saying the Bill will make Wales ‘a world-leader in inclusive education’. Following a debate, Senedd members today voted… Read more »

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Blair tours ‘historic’ school building legacy

Tony Blair is leaving behind an “historic” school building programme, he claimed today, as he toured new and improved schools across the country. The outgoing prime minister has been visiting schools with the education secretary Alan Johnson to highlight the £31 billion the Labour government has invested in improved facilities. School investment has been “Victorian”… Read more »

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Headteacher union chief laments “decks of clutter”

Britain’s schools have reached a ceiling of achievement because of government interference, a headteachers’ union leader has said. Mick Brookes, general secretary of the National Association of Headteachers, made the claim in his union’s annual conference in Bournemouth this morning. He said that while Britain’s schools have improved on the low standards of the early… Read more »