Fairtrade Coffee Morning

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!

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.