Education, Education, Education

Schools in South Gloucestershire are already under funded. Now under current Tory Plans, the 30 schools in Kingswood could be cut by on average £446 per pupil or the equivalent of 5 teachers per school. School governors are already having to make tough decisions, and over the last week I have spoken with parents and residents in 12 of the 30 schools in Kingswood about how it is affecting them, you can check your school here http://www.schoolcuts.org.uk

By cutting the number of teachers, removing pastoral support or increasing class sizes, it denies our children of the opportunity to realise their potential, and learn and grow into active citizens.

I believe our children deserve better, and Labour's plan for a National Education Service will fairly fund our schools and colleges properly to allow every child in Kingswood the opportunity to reach their potential - including supporting those not in education, employment or training.

Labour will also:

  • Cut class sizes to lower than 30 for all five, six and seven year-olds

  • Introduce free universal school meals for primary school children

  • Bring back Education Maintenance Allowance and maintenance grants for students from low and middle income backgrounds

  • Scrap fees on courses for adults looking to retrain or up-skill

Any questions? Come along to Education Question Time on the 24th of May at Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School at 7pm

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