It looks like the C4ID is intent on spending money in direct contradiction to DfE policy.
At least that is the impression they give in an email sent out today. There are no fees or expenses for talks given anywhere in the country. They must be well funded.
We also noticed this:
They seem to have forgotten that Michael Gove has stated that:
So we are left wondering when exactly is one of their talks is "appropriate" in a school? Certainly not in classes, clubs, assemblies, or any other activity where they are presented as a valid scientific viewpoint.
Any school facilitating such a talk risks the wrath of Mr Gove and the local LEA and the ridicule of the press.
Perhaps Noble is hoping that schools wont realise that they aren't supposed to let him promote his pseudo-scientific nonsense as science so that he can sneak in under the radar?
If you hear about such talks in schools or colleges please let us know and we will take the appropriate action.
It is telling that C4ID themselves won't tell us where they are giving talks, there is no sign of them on their web site, presumably because they know that they are going against the DfE and rather than tackle the issue in the full light of day, they woud rather operate in the shadows.
This is not a reputable and honest way to behave.
Here is the full text of the email sent out today: