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.


Work Experience

Summer is rolling in and many local young people are considering their futures as they leave school.  Every year I try to open my constituency and Westminster offices up to local students who want a week or a few days of work experience.

Strength in numbers

Today is National Numeracy Day a great opportunity to highlight numeracy skills and encourage people of all ages to take action to improve their skills.

Funding for special needs pupils

Across the country over a quarter of a million pupils with complex needs have benefitted from personalised Education Health and Care Plans since their introduction in 2014.  It helps a young person receive the tailored support they need to thrive.  Alongside this the High Needs Budget has risen f

Tamworth on TV

Did you see Tamworth Enterprise College on Channel 4 last night? Tamworth's pupils are on a new show called the 'Great British School Swap'

If you didn't catch it, you can see it on Channel 4's online catch up service below:

Become a school Governor

Have you ever thought about becoming a school governor? Probably not! Many residents, even those who have children going through the school system are rarely involved with the day to day workings.

Funding for school buildings

Today saw the announcement of over £1.4 billion in Government funding to help improve, maintain and build new school buildings all across the United Kingdom.  On top of this over £8 million in interest free loan funding will be split between 167 academies for paying for energy efficiency projects

Glascote School's Farmventors

In between Brexit votes last week, it was great to welcome Glascote Academy Class 2H to the Houses of Parliament for the NFU Online Farmvention final!

Fruit and Veg Scheme for Schools

The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS) is a Government programme that entitles every child aged 4-6 in fully state-funded schools to a piece of fruit or vegetable each school day. Across England, this equates to 2.3 million children across 16,600 schools. 

World Book Day

Today is World Book Day - Children across Tamworth are dressing up as their favourite book characters in school, they're encouraged to read and will be given a book token which can be exchanged in a book shop or supermarket for a brand new book.

Secondary School Appeals

It's the time of year when parents and children receive information on their high school placements.  While some will have got the school the hoped for, others may not be quite so lucky.