From the TUC

Newspeak at the Department for Education

10 Aug 2010, by in Working Life

It emerged today that the Department for Education has written to staff, telling them not to use certain words and phrases because they are too closely associated with the old government.

Children and Young People Now, which broke the story, reveals that there is a list of approved alternatives:

Old New
England will be the best place in the world for children to grow up Make Britain the most family-friendly place in Europe
Children’s trusts Local areas, better, fairer services
FIP (Family Intervention Programme) Key workers providing intensive support to families
Five outcomes/ECM (Every Child Matters) Help children achieve more
Integrated working
People working better to provide better services
Narrow the gap
Close the gap, vulnerable and disadvantaged
One children’s workforce framework/tool Local areas self-assessment tool
Safeguarding Child protection
Targeted services Fairer services
Targets and outcomes Results and impact

Isn’t it great to have left the era of spin behind us?

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