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.

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Bring the Noise - event for kids

This year the National Memorial Arboretum is collaborating with the BBC's Teach Bring the Noise campaign to run music shops for young people in Staffordshire.

FE support package

Focus of the Government is moving away from Brexit and on to key themes the electorate has flagged as important.  Education is a key theme, in particular supporting further education.

 

Casework Report - January

Now that I have been re-elected, I wanted to get back to providing monthly casework reports.  It helps local people gain a better insight about the topics that residents are raising with me throughout the month.

View From the House - Jan 31st

I am writing this edition of View From The House whilst still in Westminster.  It is January 31st and along The Mall and all around Parliament Square Union flags are proudly flying on our last day in the EU.  By the time you read this our 47-year membership of the European Union will have come to

Free Cyber Security Training For Businesses

One of the crime issues I am seeing more and more in my casework, is a rise in fraud and cyber crime.  Part of addressing and responding to this is being aware of where flaws may be, either through software and hardware or even through day to day social engineering.

Free summer project for youth

Staffordshire Council for Voluntary Youth Services is running a project this summer to connect British youth with young people from Bremen in Germany.

It's a free project two-week camp based in Cannock Chase with visits to the surrounding towns, celebrations and civic events.

Holocaust Memorial Day

Tamworth MP, Christopher Pincher, has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly t

Arts funding open

Sometimes people contact me suggesting there is not enough art in Tamworth, well now is your chance to make some changes.

The Creative People and Places Fund 2020-2024 is now open to new places across England and Tamworth is one of the areas where you can apply for funding!

Increased Parental Bereavement Leave

Today new regulations were laid out in Parliament for parents who suffer the loss of a child.  From April of this year they will be entitled to two weeks statutory bereavement leave.