Media outlets used visual metaphors to explain to the public how election results would emerge.
The UK education system is, in many respects, ‘not fit for purpose’, as it just gears children ready to gain examination results and obtain pieces of paper, which are only there to prove they can pass exams.
In no way does the UK education system get children ready for life outwith the education system.
Now it appears that some text books are also ‘not fit for purpose’ where will it all end.
For the mentioned text books are not only, ‘not fit for purpose’ but are exceedingly insulting to persons with Autism.
The education system is in dire need of being re-educated and without further delay.
Another aspect of life in the UK which is in dire need of change.
A publisher has said it will conduct an “immediate review” into an A Level textbook accused of being “deeply offensive to autistic people”.
Pearson’s A Level Psychology Revision Guide says children who have “tantrums” due to routine changes may be autistic.
The National Autistic Society called it “misleading” and has urged the publisher to correct the book.
It said: “A meltdown is not a tantrum. It is an intense response to an overwhelming situation.”
The revision guide, aimed at but not approved by the AQA exam board, says some autistic children “like to stick to the same routine, and little changes may trigger tantrums”.
But George, who is autistic and studying A level psychology says: “It makes us sound like toddlers.”
He says: “If that’s how they describe meltdowns what other inaccuracies are there going to be? Calling it ‘tantrum’ feels condescending.”
His concerns are echoed by Tom Purser, Head…
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As Serco’s share price soars, government accused of “shovelling huge sums of public money to a handful of outsourcing companies without competition, rigour or accountability”.
Celebration of the Life of Zoe Sterry
Zoe Angella Sterry was the wife of Chris Sterry, the originator of this Post, and he lost his wife in the early hours of the morning of Saturday 26 September 2020 and her funeral took place on Friday 16 October 2020.
Chris started seeing Zoe in August 1983 and they were married on 4 October 1988, so, in total they had 37 years together, in which 32 years they were married.
Chris did not have any children of his own, but looked after Zoe’s children, David, Katie and Rachel as his own, together with their 3 grandchildren Oliver, Frankie and Luke, not forgetting the latest addition Theo as a Great Grandchild. She also had a younger brother Calvin.
Zoe was a formidable lady, with a big heart and an enormous amount of love. She had a very strong personality and enormous strength of character and would express her opinions to anyone, especially to Sheffield City Council (SCC), whom she had to deal with on behalf of Katie, who had multiple physical disabilities, severe Learning Disabilities, through Cerebral Palsy and also Autism.
Together Zoe and Chris fought with SCC for Katie, which Chris will now do alone.
Zoe and Chris created a very strong partnership and Zoe will be sadly missed by, not only him, but all who came into contact with her.
There is a webcam of the funeral service and the details to access can be seen below and the link will be live for 7 days from the 16 October 2020
|Name||Mrs Zoe Angella Sterry|
|Location||Grenoside Crematorium, Sheffield – South Chapel|
|Date & Time||Friday 16/10/2020 12:30|
|Requester||Liz Cousins – Tomlinson & Windley|
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The body of Zoe is now no more, but the memories live on
So does the dealings with SCC for Katie.
At least it will keep Chris busy.
Dr James Phillips, a doctor at Walter Reed, reacted with anger on Sunday night to Donald Trump’s drive-by outside the hospital to wave at supporters, saying it was ‘insanity’.
Harry and Meghan’s comments, in which they called on American voters to ‘reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity’, have been widely interpreted to be a swipe at president Trump.
In stark contrast to rightwing claims, 93% of demonstrations have involved no serious harm to people or property
Donald Trump on Friday night demanded that Fox News fire a reporter after she confirmed a series of highly-damaging incidents detailed in an Atlantic article. Melania Trump defended her husband.
Trump reportedly called fallen soldiers “losers” and “suckers” in 2018.
It comes after police told three women to cover up on a beach in south-western France.