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.



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.

Visiting Elm Park Primary

A Friday afternoon visit to Elm Park Primary gave me the chance to see some of the amazing work being done by the school's dynamic teaching team on special educational needs, education technology and behaviour to ensure Elm Park students are resilient, independent and respectful.

Sharing ideas on social mobility at Drapers Brookside

We paid our first visit this morning to Drapers' Brookside Primary School, Harold Hill, to speak to dynamic and inspirational head teacher, Mrs Angela Winch. I had arranged to visit Drapers' Brookside as part of my work to understand the opportunities and challenges facing our local schools, and

Teaching Internet Safety at James Oglethorpe Primary

I had the pleasure of joining Parent Zone and Google's Be Internet Legends assembly at James Oglethorpe Primary School this morning as part of their wider campaign to keep children safe online.