Improving education for children in Swindon

One of my key priorities has been making sure that Swindon delivers high quality education services and support to all of its children, from pre-school through to college and beyond.

In January 2013, I was delighted to be awarded the Grassroots Diplomat Policy Driver Award for my campaigning work on Special Educational Needs both locally and nationally. I will continue to work to help children and young people with SEN in Swindon and nationally. Around 4,440 apprenticeships have been created in South Swindon since 2010, helping young people gain the skills they need to get on in life.

The Conservatives’ education reforms will give millions of young people the best possible start in life. We will ensure this by:

  •  Protecting the Pupil Premium and increasing the overall schools budget by £4bn by 2022, representing more than a real terms increase for every year of the Parliament
  • Free school breakfasts for every child in every year of primary school
  •  Ensuring world class technical education and helping to create 3m more quality apprenticeship places by 2020
  • Providing more good school places, ending the ban on selective section and asking universities and independent schools to help run state schools

In January 2013, I was delighted to be awarded the Grassroots Diplomat Policy Driver Award for my campaigning work on Special Educational Needs both locally and nationally. I will continue to work to help children and young people with SEN in Swindon and nationally. Around 4,440 apprenticeships have been created in South Swindon since 2010, helping young people gain the skills they need to get on in life.