Supporting Great Schools In Tamworth

My colleagues in the Department for Education are committed to ensuring that everyone can have the best start in life, and go as far as their talents and hard work can take them. That is why I am pleased that in May the Government announced £50 million funding to expand the number of places at good or outstanding selective schools, which will provide greater opportunities for disadvantaged pupils. In all, 1.9 million more children are now being taught in good or outstanding schools since 2010, while the percentage of schools rated as good or outstanding has risen by 18 per cent.

News

The Queen's Speech

Today’s Queen's Speech set out this Government’s ambitious domestic agenda.

✅ Invest in our NHS
✅ 20,000 new Police officers
✅ More schools funding...
✅ Deliver Brexit

We will deliver on Britain’s priorities and we will Get Brexit Done.

 

Future Girl Acts Week

Many thanks to the 1st Stoneydelph Brownies for sending me your #plasticpromise! This is part of Girlguiding’s Future Girl Acts week which this year focuses on plastic pollution.

Grants and Funding - October

Every month I try to provide a list of grants and funding opportunities which may benefit people and groups in Tamworth.  Here's this month's fundraising list.

 

It starts with you...

It starts with you.... Is the theme of this year's Parliament Week.

Parliament Week 2019 takes place from the 2nd November.

Every year Parliament hosts a programme of events which aim to foster closer engagement between the public and UK Parliament.

Tamworth Community Games

It was great to join Dennis Kennedy and the team at Inspire Active to launch the second Tamworth Community Games in the Castle Grounds.

UC changes to help parents

Some of you know through my correspondence that I have been lobbying the Government to improve how childcare is reported and paid for under the new Universal Credit system.

The Spending Review

Today the Chancellor set out a review on spending.  This is not a budget but an insight into a change in direction on public policy and Government spending.

Businesses - help schools fly a flag

Business are being invited to join forces with local schools and fly a flag for our town.

The Mayor of Tamworth is encouraging local businesses and groups to join together with Tamworth schools and ‘fly a flag’ for town and country!

Safeguarding Children

Staffordshire County Council has been working closely with partners across Staffordshire to change the way in which they support children and families.