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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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. 

Free Period Products In Schools

Free period products are being made available to all schools and colleges across England to help break down stigmas and to ensure that no girl feels the need to skip lessons due to their period. 

Govt wants YOUR budget ideas

The Government will soon be delivering its first Spring Budget.  The Budget is currently scheduled for 11th March 2020.

£52 million for Tamworth schools and pupils under new Government funding

MP Christopher Pincher has welcomed a £52,837,955 Government investment in schools across Tamworth and our local villages – the largest funding boost in a decade, levelling up per pupil funding to ensure that all schools have the right investment to deliver an outstanding education for all.

Universal School Inspections

Today the Government has put forward proposals to ensure that Ofsted will visit all schools judged to be outstanding within the next 5 academic years.  This will bring an end to the era of some schools going over 10 years without any form of inspection.