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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 2:11 pm 
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-36211900


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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 2:27 pm 
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Ms Devon's position was being axed to avoid "confusion". (Said DfE)
Great, that is clear then. She advised the Government that their testing regime was putting too much pressure on children, who might suffer mental health consequences.
This confused the Government - no, their policy was right, how could anyone think otherwise? So they sacked her.
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"Natasha has done a great job of helping us to raise the profile of young people's mental health since her appointment last year," said the spokeswoman.
In fact, she has done such a good job of raising this profile that we are finding increasingly that we have nowhere left to hide on the matter.
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Mental health champion for UK schools axed after criticising government
Department for Education denies axing of role is connected to Natasha Devon’s criticism of policies such as increased testing (Guardian)
Oh no, of course it wasn't connected at all! Perish the very thought.

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 3:58 pm 
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Natasha Devon who was appointed last August used a head teachers' conference last week to highlight the level of mental strain being put on pupils.

No wonder she had to go, she shouldn't have tried to steal limelight from Nicky! (use of exclamation mark most likely against current guidelines :wink: )

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 6:24 pm 
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Not only was she concerned about child mental health, but she was concerned about teachers too. Imagine that!!!!!!!

Sadly I'm not surprised, just disappointed.


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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 9:19 am 
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She was off message so had to go. Tragic that our elected representatives seem to be working for their own good rather than what is actually a life and death issue to some young people.

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