It is so important that we ensure schools in Crewe & Nantwich are properly funded to ensure our children get the best opportunity for a great education.
As a local High School Governor, I see the harsh impacts on students, staff and families, of Conservative education funding cuts since 2015.
That’s why I spent time this weekend working with education experts on reversing this horrible situation.
The event attracted people from across the UK, people working in education, Councillors and Campaigners, so the conversation was lively and well informed.
It was invaluable to discuss the critical issues facing education, with colleagues from a range of backgrounds and experiences. Issues that directly affect pupils, their families and teaching staff in Crewe and Nantwich. Issues like:
The reality of inadequate school funding from 2016 to 2023 and the huge gap between funding and Boris Johnson’s claim just this summer to “level up” schools across the land.
The reduction in Council resources to provide vital support to vulnerable students and their families, at a time when they need it most.
Inclusion of LGBT and gender equality in relationships education, promoting an inclusive, fairer society.
Combating racism in our schools and colleges.
Reforming the broken system of assessments that is stealing time away from pupils’ learning and development.
Schools and local authorities facing inadequate funding, in the face of rising numbers of pupils with identified SEND support needs.
Like me, you’ll probably be thinking about how these burning issues can be addressed. It is clear that Liberal Democrat education plans will give our schools the support they desperately need, enabling all young people in Crewe and Nantwich to get the high quality education they deserve.
We will reverse school funding cuts with an emergency cash injection, so that pupils have the resources they need, to enable them to learn.
We will ensure that there is extra funding for children with the most complex needs.
We will invest in Further Education to save our colleges and extend pupil premium to disadvantaged students aged 16 to 19.
We will support children to learn, we will scrap SATs and give parents more valuable information about their school’s performance and ethos.
Perhaps you’re already thinking that this is an education plan that you can support. Maybe you would like to see these changes sooner rather than later.
Join me to Build A #BetterFuture for education, for our children, for our community. It benefits us all.