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London Teacher of the Year Awards

I have been contacted by the educational charity, Inspire Schools, advising of the London Teacher of the Year Awards which recognises the dedication of outstanding teachers and non-teaching school staff.

Drapers' Maylands - educating by design

My team and I visited the beautiful new buildings of Drapers' Maylands Primary School this morning, and met dedicated and passionate head teacher, Trudie Spillane.

Welcoming the St Andrew's Escape Group to Parliament

Tonight I welcomed members of the St Andrew's Escape Group, Hornchurch, to parliament as part of their busy social programme. I hosted the group for a question and answer session about local issues and my work in parliament, before taking them on a personal tour of the Houses of Parliament.

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