Education Committee – Funding for early intervention services for children

In the life chances session last week, I raised the figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), which show that funding for preventative and early intervention services for children and young people have been cut by 60% since 2010.

This government must make a greater commitment to funding these services so that our children and young people can have the best chances in life.

School Teachers’ Review Body Report – Release Date

I have raised the issue regarding the delayed release of the School Teachers’ Review Body report for 2018, with the Department for Education. The report has been on the Secretary of State’s desk since May.

Heads and school leaders need to be planning their budgets now, and it is imperative that Damian Hinds releases this report ASAP.

Estimates Day Debate – Department for Education

Last week, I co-sponsored an Estimates’ Day Debate on spending at the Department for Education.

This Tory Government is underfunding our children’s education, which has a detrimental effect on their whole lives. We need to break the cycle of deprivation and give young people a chance to succeed!

Education Committee – Teaching Staff Morale

“It’s not that there aren’t enough teachers, they just don’t want to teach in a regime this Government have created”

This a the comment from a teacher, which I found to be an upsetting reflection of the situation that many teachers across the country are facing. Morale is being battered by this Government’s underfunding and undervaluing of the sector.