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.


View From the House October

It has been a sombre month for British politics. The tragic death of Sir David Amess MP has left us all shocked and appalled at the brutal murder of a thoroughly decent man, fulfilling his democratic duty meeting with his constituents face to face.

Visiting Anker Valley School

All of you living in the local area will have seen development of homes on the rise, but it is important that alongside those homes, infrastructure is also put in place to support residents living in and near to the development.

View From the House - September

September means the start of the school year with mums and dads packing their children off to school to renew or make new friends.  In Parliament we are back in session and getting on with the job we were elected to do.

Opening a new digital skills centre

Today I had the pleasure of welcoming Gavin Williamson MP to the constituency to open up the new Digital Skills Centre at Tamworth College. 

Clothed in kindness project

Each year, the Peel Parishes come together on a project called 'clothed in kindness' - the project is a school uniform bank to help those who are in financial difficulties face less pressure about the cost of school uniforms. 

Dept of Education wants teacher and parent feedback on behaviour

The Department for Education wants to hear from teachers, staff and parents on managing behaviour and discipline in schools, including the use of mobile phones.

It's part of our continuing drive to raise standards and make sure all pupils can thrive in the classroom.

A hour to skill

The Government has launched  ‘An Hour to Skill’, a new campaign supported by leading businesses and educational institutions, to encourage the nation to set aside just one hour a week for online learning, by taking a free course from The Skills Toolkit. ​

Have your say on local SEND strategy

Staffordshire County Council and the local NHS CCGs are working to improve the ways that children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are being supported in our area.