Education

One of my key priorities here in South Swindon has been making sure we deliver high-quality education services, supporting all our children from preschool through to college or university, and beyond.

I want every parent to be assured their children are getting the best possible education that they can so that they can fulfil their potential.

In 2013, I was delighted to be awarded the Grassroots Diplomat Policy Driver Award for my campaigning work on Special Education Needs, both locally and nationally. I am determined to continue this work as I have done in my whole time as a Member of Parliament.

To help our schools, the Conservatives are investing an extra £14 billion in school funding, meaning £5,000 minimum funding per secondary school pupil by next year and £4,000 minimum funding per primary school pupil by 2021-22.

On top of this, there is also a funding boost of £400 million in education for 16-19-year olds to give them the skills they need for well-paid jobs. 

I want to also ensure that standards keep rising, which is why every school will receive regular checks and there will be an £10 million investment in national behaviour hubs.

To support our teachers, there will be the biggest reform to teacher pay in a generation, with salaries for new teachers to be increased to £30,000.

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