Education and Local Schools

Campaigning for fairer school funding for West Dorset and improved facilities for students. Working for better SEND provision in the constituency. 


St Mary's School - new opportunity for SEND provision in Dorset

The budget for social care for adults and children in the Dorset Council area was £172m in the last financial year – equivalent to nearly 70 percent of the revenue generated through the Council Tax we pay; and yet there is still a need for further provision in certain areas.

Free School Meals update

Schools can begin ordering free school meal vouchers for eligible pupils this week as the Government’s national scheme launched on18th January, adding to the support available for disadvantaged families.

Ofqual and exam results

My priority and focus this past week, has been to make sure that students get the grades that accurately reflect their ability and I’ve been in discussions with most headteachers to ensure this happens.