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