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Whitehall secrecy on fate of struggling schools is unsustainable

England’s system for deciding struggling schools’ futures, now effectively run in-house and in private by the Department for Education, has serious questions to answer.


“Let’s grab the opportunities in renewables”

Ajai Ahluwalia, a young member, who works for Equinor New Energy Solutions, spoke at Prospect’s Parliamentary launch for its new pamphlet, “Act Now to Re-energise UK Renewables”. Here is an edited transcript of his speech.


New film for children challenges career choice stereotypes

A short film for schoolchildren which promotes positive images of young men and women in non-traditional jobs has been produced by the TUC's women’s committee.


Devonport environmental rep’s powerful legacy

Pete Hogg was a Prospect environmental rep at Devonport dockyard and an active member of its environmental working group. Pete was diagnosed with terminal cancer and lost his long battle on 21 October 2017. He wrote this before he died


Schools without a home

Why are new schools being opened on temporary sites, sometimes before planning permission for their permanent homes has been given, and with the prospect of years of uncertainty over their long-term location?


Nothing about us, without us

Leona Atkins, accessibility and disability network chair at the Met Office, overcame her fears and delivered a speech at this year’s TUC disabled workers’ conference about why train ticket machines are discriminatory.


Here’s to life in the fast lane for everyone

While most consumers are experiencing ever-faster broadband, some are still stuck in the slow lane. That’s why we need the universal service obligation soon, argues Roger Darlington


Has peace broken out between Ofsted and regional schools commissioners?

Does the recent decision of Damian Hinds, the education secretary, to remove an overlap between the roles of Ofsted and the government’s Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs) signal a final end to years of behind-the-scenes skirmishes between English schools’ two most influential bodies?