Education Secretary Announces Increase in School Funding

Education Secretary Justine Greening today announced what she described as “the biggest improvement in the school funding system for well over a decade” in a statement to the House of Commons. She said that £1.3 billion would be added to the core schools budget in both 2018/19 and 2019/20.

Appearance on Sunday Politics

I was delighted to appear on the West Midlands edition of Sunday Politics this weekend. I was joined at the filming by Jess Phillips, MP for Birmingham Yardley, and John Campion, the Police & Crime Commissioner for West Mercia.

I meet with Health Ministers about NHS Trust special measures

Members of Parliament for Worcestershire have been meeting with Ministers from the Department of Health in light of the announcement that the Care Quality Commission has recommended that special measures for the Worcestershire NHS Trust be extended by three to six months.

Speech on Fairer Funding for Schools

I contributed to the House of Commons education debate on the Queen’s Speech on Tuesday, focusing on the commitment made to a fairer funding formula for the UK’s schools.

Here is what I said: