Medway, the unitary authority for my constituency of Gillingham and Rainham, is in the top 22 per cent of the most deprived areas for education in England.
Organisations should be invited in, to offer pupils professional mental health support, as well as sports activities and academic catch-up tuition.
The Government needs to provide an educational route map out of Coronavirus for schools and colleges – so that they can prepare.
The Chairman of the 1922 Committee’s Executive is an enemy of rule by decree and a stern upholder of parliamentary scrutiny
The most deprived children are facing greater challenges to their education; Britain must remedy this disadvantage gap.
Politicians get a kicking, sometimes deservedly, but if you want an example of committed public service, look no further, on this reshuffle day, than at this one.
Even Corbyn’s Labour is wary of assaulting his free school and academy legacy directly.
The Prime Minister went to Eton on a scholarship, and has time and again evinced his commitment to maximising opportunity for all.
“People need the opportunity to benefit from their ability, their determination, and their hard-work.”
The new group’s platform is not very inspiring. But its biggest problem is it they won’t be very different from the Conservatives’.
The second writer in our mini-series says that creating more grammars is a distraction from change that matters.
The more one thinks about it, the more problematic it becomes.
Artificial restrictions have created huge competitive pressure on places, but lowering standards is not the answer.
I didn’t have private tutoring, I didn’t go to the local grammar school, I don’t fit the Left’s stereotype. Is that why it’s been kept back?
Tailoring teaching to children’s needs and interests works in every type of education. Why restrict the benefits of selection?