John Whitehouse

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School Finances

by John Whitehouse on 24 January, 2008

I chaired a meeting of the Finance sub-committee of school governors last night. We’ve recently received the “pack” from the local authority for us to produce a 3-year budget for the school. Uncertainties abound! Just before Christmas there was an almighty row going on about proposed changes in the schools funding formula in Warwickshire, but […]

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Strategic Conference with Headteachers

by John Whitehouse on 22 January, 2008

This morning I participated in a strategic conference with a number of primary and secondary headteachers from across Warwickshire, together with senior county officers and county councillors. The focus of the conference was on the changing agenda for schools within the national and local agenda for children’s services, and the development of a shared vision […]

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St. John’s School & Nursery, Kenilworth

by John Whitehouse on 16 January, 2008

I attended a meeting of St. John’s school governors this evening. I’ve been a governor there since 2003, and am currently vice-chair and chair of Finance. I also have a grandson who is at the school, and a second grandson who will start at the nursery this term. We had big excitement this weekend when […]

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Children & Young People Partnership

by John Whitehouse on 16 January, 2008

Yesterday I attended a major conference organised by the County Council at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, attended by about 150 people representing a wide range of organisations involved in the provision of services for children, young people and families in Warwickshire – spanning education, social services, health, police, the voluntary sector etc. The aim […]

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North of England Education Conference

by John Whitehouse on 12 January, 2008

This week I attended the North of England Education Conference in my role as Lib Dem county spokeperson for Children Young People & Families. Despite the conference’s name it was held in Cardiff! This is the third year running that I have attended what is the premier Education conference in the UK. Although overall I […]

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