POLICY

A new National Education Service, fair funding for Cornwall schools up to at least the national average, and the reintroduction of maintenance grants.


As an educator and a mum to children at school in the constituency I am passionate about our plans for a National Education Service. Our local schools have suffered funding cuts of hundreds of pounds per pupil, adult education has been hit by severe cuts and the closure of Sure Start centres across Cornwall is a scandal. I will bring funding for schools in Cornwall up to at least the national average, fight for a properly funded new National Education Service with free education for all, from cradle to grave, and the reintroduction of maintenance grants.

Austerity is the idea that Cornish School children should be made to pay, for a global financial crisis by denial of resources, limiting life chances and going hungry. While the city bankers who caused it were never held to account. That is a choice made by the Conservative and Lib Dem parties. I chose something different, something that works well in other countries and will work for us. To invest in our economy and build a better world. I hope you do too.

Action I have taken

I listened to parents and campaigners for Falmouth school, when neither the trustees or our Tory MP would intervene after a terrible OFSTED report highlighted leadership failures. The parents and children deserved no less. I will always listen and act as your MP.

In the news

Community reacts with optimism to changes at Falmouth School
Cornwall Live – 4th Sep 2019 
I provided comment to Cornwall Live following positive steps being taken at Falmouth School

Falmouth School ‘classic example of lack of accountability,’ says shadow education secretary
Falmouth Packet – 30th August 2019
Falmouth Packet reports on Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner’s visit following Ofsted inspection at Falmouth School.


Related videos

Ending SATs Announcement
September 2019
Labour announces it will end all SATs test for 7, 11 and reception ages children.

Back to School
September 2019
Increasing numbers of children are growing up in poverty. Labour will change that.

School Cuts Rally
November 2018
Me speaking at a rally against school cuts in Liskeard

“We had to buy our own pens, pencils and glue for the children as they were in such short supply and the school had run out of budget. Mental health support has also been very very limited, with some children waiting several years until intervention.”
Former teacher, Falmouth

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