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.



Visit to Hacton Primary

This morning the team and I had the pleasure of visiting Hacton Primary in Hornchurch and talking to some of the pupils there about their work on the First and Second World Wars. The students read remarkable poetry to me and showed me pictures of spitfires they had drawn.

Visit to Campion School

This morning the team and I had the pleasure of visiting Campion School, Wingletye Lane, and talking to head teacher, Mr Williams, and head of governors, Patrick Davis.

New prefect team impresses at Hall Mead

Hall Mead recently chose its new cohort of school prefects, and I was glad to meet the team of exceptional pupils on a visit to the school this morning. I had arranged to visit Hall Mead as part of my aim to understand the opportunities and challenges facing our local schools, and to offer help i

Inspirational afternoon with Langtons' Learner Council

The team and I had a wonderful afternoon visiting Langtons Infant and Junior Schools in Hornchurch today, and I was grilled by the Junior School's impressive Learner Council about my life in politics and the issues affecting children in the area.

New block at Corbets Tey thanks to generous local

We had the pleasure of visiting Corbets Tey School today to speak to the senior leadership team about special educational needs (SEN) provision in Havering and to see the fantastic new extension of the school, provided by an extremely generous local builder. 

Down on the Farm at Mead Primary

This morning the team and I had the pleasure of visiting the new school farm at Mead Primary, Harold Hill, and talking to some of the pupils there about what they learn from caring for the farm animals.

Plans underway to revamp Havering College

This morning I met Havering College's Principal, Maria Thompson, to discuss the best model for providing skills and training to young people and adult learners across the borough in future.