Improving Education in Havering

I am campaigning for -

- better special educational needs provision.

- improved links between businesses, schools and policymakers so that our local students can access the best opportunities.

- higher quality secondary education to match the strong performance of our primary schools.

 

News

New Special Educational Needs places for Nelmes Primary

One of the concerns consistently raised with me by local teachers has been over special needs education (SEND) provision, the pressures that this can place upon school budgets and the speed at which SEND assessments can be undertaken.

Forest Approach wins nursery bid to boost social mobility

I was delighted to receive the news from Children's Minister, Nadhim Zahawi, today that Forest Approach Academy (formerly Dycourts) on Harold Hill has been successful in its application to the School Nurseries Capital Fund. 

Upminster Infant and Juniors Visit

This afternoon my team and I visited Upminster Infant and Junior Schools where we met executive head teacher, Miss Edgcombe. and Mr Hobson, Chief Executive of the Hornchurch Academy Trust, of which the schools became a member in September 2017.

Visit to St Joseph's Primary, Upminster

This afternoon my team and I visited St Joseph's Primary School, Upminster, where we met head teacher, Mrs Bernadette Matthews. and Rev. John Tuohy, to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing our local schools.

Visit to Harold Court Primary School

This afternoon my team and I visited Harold Court Primary School where we met head teacher, Mrs Hogan O'Neill. to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing our local schools.

Getting the best deal for our sixth forms

Last week I attended a packed parliamentary debate about the funding of further education colleges to highlight the challenges facing standalone sixth forms like Havering Sixth Form College in my constituency.

Hornchurch & Upminster schools get improvement cash

This morning I received confirmation from Education Minister, Lord Agnew, that a number of bids from our schools for improvement funds have been successful! The Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) received requests for more than 4,500 projects to this year’s round.