More Opportunities in Education

My Pledge:

  • Fairer funding for schools
  • More teachers, classrooms and nurseries as our towns and villages grows
  • A greater choice of education that best suits a childs needs


What I Have Delivered So Far:

  • Lobbied the schools minister Nick Gibb along with members from the Devon Association of Primary Headteachers and Devon Association of Secondary Heads.
  • Two new primary schools in Kingsteignton and Newton Abbot
  • A commitment has been given by the Secretary of State to fairly fund our schools including Devon with a formula review by 2020
  • The new University Technical College in Newton Abbot opened in September 2015
  • New school space and classrooms have been built at Bradley Barton School in Newton Abbot
  • Two new school sites have been approved for Kingsteignton
  • Discussion is underway to expand school places in the Dawlish catchment area
  • Coombeshead Academy has opened a new sixth form block and has received Government money to help make this and other projects within the school happen.
  • Haytor Primary School has also successfully had an extension added increasing their capacity.


Education Funding in Devon

This morning (Wednesday 18th January 2017) I spoke in the Westminster Hall debate on Education Funding in Devon. The current funding formula is unfair and while the proposals for the future funding formula are better there is still a need for improvement.