Our first Fairtrade coffee morning was a big success on Thursday. Locals popped in for a chat, delicious cakes and coffee. Fairtrade goods were also on sale thanks to Karen Hill.
We raised over £100 which will be donated to Kirklees Fairtrade Forum.
Thanks also to Staff from Slaithwaite Co op,who donated raffle prizes and were a great support, and to Bewley’s who donated lovely coffee!
Great meeting with Marsden Football Club Committee. The main priority for our meeting was how to raise funds for a new clubhouse. Good to work with Cllr Rob Walker and Cllr Nell Griffiths
In an evidence session with the Minister for Children and Families Nadhim Zahawi MP, I expressed my disappointment that the recommendations from the 2012 Nutbrown Review have fallen by the wayside, including the proposals for an early years specialist route to QTS.
The Secretary of State has no idea about the stress he is causing by delaying the STRB report. This is simply not good enough, when the majority of schools have broken up for the summer and teachers still don’t know what they will be paid in 6 weeks time when they return.
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.
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.
The treatment of a new mum by Government Whips last night was disgraceful, and I believe it is symptomatic of a wider problem, which is that the House is a workplace which is not friendly for those with young families.
Great to visit Netherthong Primary School and Slaithwaite C of E School this morning. Lots of questions about my role as an MP from the children.