I have responded to the request of the Vice Chancellor for views on the future of this school in the University.
I have urged the University to keep and develop the School. Government policy and the national interest point towards more school pupils taking Science and technology subjects with a view to going into Higher Education. Reading University sits at the heart of a hi tec valley with many computer and engineering based jobs available, and with many digital age companies expanding. There are opportunities there for our local university which I would like them to take up. I will be happy to help if they need assistance in their relationship with government or the wider community.