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You know all about the SATS controversy. Teacher frustration, parent demonstrations, child misery.
We’ve had plenty of contact from teachers and irate parents in particular. And the evidence – in this case the actual SATS questions, as sent in to us – suggest they’ve got plenty of reason to be upset.
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Government plain English woe
ABI pension guide
A level playing field
Plain English Campaign were among the guest speakers at this year’s ‘Active Communications Conference’ in Manchester.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers
The 17-year battle to save a Staffordshire horse-riding route has led to an early Plain English Campaign Golden Bull Award frontrunner.
Campaigner John Bainbridge has been fighting to get Tory MP Philip Atkins to reopen the Clifton Campville route with no success. And Atkins’ latest response – delegated to Jean Evans, his ‘Head of Law’ – is a four-page stream of nonsense well worthy of our Golden Bull award.
Plain English Campaign versus jargon
We at Plain English Campaign need no invitation to join the chorus of disapproval about jargon.
We recently highlighted yet another example of typical nonsense from our friend Donald Trump, and always keep a watchful eye on the worst in gobbledygook.
A matter of life and death
Later this year the NHS will introduce a new form which could cause confusion and poor communication between families and medical staff.
The form will replace controversial ‘do not resuscitate’ (DNR) orders. DNRs give doctors the right, without consulting a patient or a patient’s family or carers, to let a patient die.
The Internet Crystal Mark – why you need one
A website that puts obstacles in front of its audience is not doing its job properly. Get rid of any on your website, and get our Crystal Mark accreditation to boot.
Obviously, easy-to-understand text is very important. But what if that text is badly laid out, difficult to read or hard to find?