Fighting for fair education funding

Historically the schools in this region have been underfunded and we have pushed hard to persuade the Government to review the national funding formula.

Two years ago, agreement was reached and we all looked forward to good news. The results of this review were announced earlier this year, but unfortunately they were disappointing and meant that although some schools benefitted, some received even less.

I have been at the forefront of a campaign to force the Government to think again. You can see my speech in Parliament on the subject here. 

Westminster Hall

The Government have promised to take these views into account and come back with a new formula in the summer. I have committed to vote against it unless our children get a better deal. 

News

Visit to Longcause School

Last Friday I had the privilege to visit Longcause School in Plympton and to meet with Headteacher, Anne Thorne. This local school serves children and young people from across the Plymouth area who have special educational needs, particularly those on the autism spectrum.

Visit to local Sixth Form

Last Friday saw one of my regular visits to a local school - this time to meet the Six Form at Devonport High School for Girls. 

Gary Streeter welcomes £1.3billion extra core schools funding

Gary Streeter, Member of Parliament for South West Devon, has welcomed today’s announcement that there will be an additional £1.3 billion for schools funding over two years – helping to create more good school places in South West Devon.

Devon MPs urge Prime Minister to ensure fair schools funding

Following the announcement of the General Election on 19th April, I was part of a group of Devon MPs who wrote the attached letter to the Prime Minister urging her to hold fast to the 2015 Conservative Manifesto Pledge to introduce genuinely fair funding for schools.

Easter Newsletter

I've recently published my second email newsletter to local supporters.
If you're interested in having a read, you can find it here.