18 January 2024
Mid Norfolk Headteachers Call

Throughout my time as the local MP, I have been one of our local education sectors biggest advocates, supporting them locally, while also lobbying in Westminster for greater funding, support and resources to ensure areas like Mid Norfolk are not left behind, but rather get the assistance they need to ensure local youngsters, whatever their background, get the education they need and deserve.  

That’s why I welcomed the opportunity to hold my latest Mid Norfolk Headteachers Virtual Forum this afternoon – as part of my ongoing efforts to ensure their voices are heard at the highest levels.

Today, I reported back to them on the meeting I had with the Department for Education’s Regional Commissioner for the East of England last week (see more here) before receiving their feedback on the biggest issues on their agendas:

  • Rural Schools Funding
  • SEND support and provision
  • Ofsted
  • Pupil and parent behaviour
  • Pupil attendances

Rest assured, I will continue to speak up on behalf of our Mid Norfolk Schools – locally and in the House in Westminster – and look forward to visiting a number of them in the weeks and months ahead, as well as to holding the next forum in the spring.

To see more about my ‘Fairer Rural Schools Funding and Support’ campaign work, please visit my campaign page here.