In the Education Committee session with Nick Gibb MP, I suggested that the people who would be best placed to run a Multi Acadmy Trust, are those who have the moral purpose and social conscience to refuse an exorbitant salary, and instead ensure that there is money to support the most vulnerable children in their schools.
It was lovely to welcome women from the Colne Valley on Monday, and to have a cup of tea with them on the terrace!
They had lots of questions about what life is like for a woman in politics today.
I was delighted to take part in the Second Annual State of the Economy Conference on Saturday, discussing Labour’s vision for an economy that works for the many, not the few.
My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones, and who were on the front line dealing with the horrific aftermath of the attack in Manchester, a year ago today.
Yesterday I questioned the Prime Minister on our NHS. While she did manage to repeat the phrase ‘National Health Service’ 5 times in 31 seconds, she didn’t manage to convince me or my colleagues that her party truly supports our NHS.
In the evidence session on apprenticeships and training on Wednesday, I asked Gavin and Hannah, two apprentices from Hull, what made a good teacher, and how good teaching has impacted their apprenticeships.
Having a good teacher can make all of the difference in terms of engagement and outcomes, and we need to make sure that people doing apprenticeships have access to quality teaching as part of their programme.
I want to thank all the hardworking and dedicated nurses who help to keep us safe. I will always fight for their and other public sector workers’ rights. #thisnurse
I recently attended a Business Breakfast at Colne Valley High School, with business leaders, staff, and a qualified careers member of staff. Engagement between businesses and schools can improve the opportunities and support available to students who complete apprenticeships.
It is so important to make sure that young people have access to quality apprenticeships, and having quality careers advice and guidance in schools is key to delivering this.
Earlier today, I spoke to BBC Radio Leeds, to share my reaction to the news that Jeremy Hunt has asked NHS bodies locally and nationally to reconsider the downgrading plans for HRI.
It’s wonderful news, and an important step in the process of protecting our hospital, but we still need to be cautious going forward.
This is brilliant news! It appears that Jeremy Hunt has asked local and national NHS bodies to reconsider the plans for HRI, as he acknowledges that “the proposals are not in the best interests of the people of Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield”.
It’s fantastic for the dedicated and hard-working campaigners who have the full support of Labour MPs, Jeremy Corbyn MP and Jonathan Ashworth MP.
I look forward to finding out more information about the next steps in this process.