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Gloucestershire is facing an education funding crisis, which means children may miss out on the Government’s ‘minimum’ spending pledge for schools. David has written to the Damian Hinds, Secretary of State for Education calling on him to keep his promise.
A crunch meeting on Thursday could see spending reduced for most pupils in Gloucestershire because of the crisis in funding for children with special educational needs.
David Drew MP is calling for the Government and Gloucestershire County Council to honour the commitment of a minimum of £4,800 per secondary school pupil, at the very least.
David returned to Thomas Keble School and was inspired to see how they have risen to his ‘plastic challenge’
David Drew MP answered questions to a near capacity audience of youngsters from Stroud High and Marling School sixth forms.
David supports 1,000 headteachers, including Stroud’s Thomas Keble headteacher Julia Maunder, who are marching on Downing Street to demand that Government properly fund their schools
Stroud headteachers tell me they are struggling to make ends meet. Funds are being cut for special educational needs and support, so schools are being penalised for inclusivity.
Schools are being financially penalised if they try to include children with a range of abilities - David raised this directly with the Prime Minister
Eleven-year-old Charlie Denton from Stonehouse gave a speech at the House of Commons supporting the charity which helped him to speak, and celebrated the achievements of deaf children. Charlie talked about his love of music and playing his violin.
The year since the General Election, which saw David return to parliament to represent the Stroud constituency as its Labour MP. This report details his work over the first 12 months back in parliament.
Young people in two Stroud schools have been working with David Drew MP to find ways to reduce plastic use and packaging.
Funding cuts to schools are affecting quality of education and are undermining opportunity for all
More secondary schools in the south west than any other region of the UK cannot make ends meet, according to a new report published today, which details the extent of the funding crisis in education.
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David Drew MP calls for national autism and education strategy to ensure autistic pupils are no longer ‘held back’...