Better schools for all

The Coalition parties shared an aim of promoting better education in our maintained schools. Both parties agreed with the idea of a higher pupil premium, more money to help children most in need of assistance. This was implemented.
There are now 1 million more pupils in schools ranked “good” or “outstanding” by Ofsted as a result of the work done by teachers in the last five years. Maths is now the most popular subject at A level, partly as a result of successive Conservative Education Secretaries stressing the need for more students to study maths and science. Conservatives will continue to encourage more young people to take maths , science and technology, as we are short of well qualified engineers and scientists.
There has been a large new schools building programme. Wokingham has benefitted with three new primaries, a new free secondary school, and a new secondary in plan for Arborfield.
Conservatives are pledged to provide more money for Wokingham and West Berkshire schools in the next Parliament. There would be a real increase in schools funding, allowing for increased numbers. More importantly, the Conservatives support “fairer funding” for schools. By 2010 Wokingham schools were getting small amounts of cash per pupil compared to other places Labour favoured more. As the Conservative Manifesto says “We have already increased funding for the 69 least well funded local authorities in the country”. I will wish to press Ministers further on this if elected.

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  1. REPay
    Posted April 24, 2015 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    “Maths is now the most popular subject at A level, partly as a result of successive Conservative Education Secretaries stressing the need for more students to study maths and science.”

    This is excellent news! And genuinely news to me and perhaps many who read this blog. I mistakenly thought that numeracy had been in full retreat for decades. It is a shame the “blob” has so much influence and may undo the progress to date under a new “progressive” regime.

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