I am delighted with the recent GCSE results from our local schools. The children in London schools, and the teaching staff who are providing the highest standards of education should be applauded for their hard work.
However, the Conservative Party doesn’t want to celebrate school successes. In fact, Nick Gibbs MP, the Conservative Party schools spokesmen said: “we have not seen improvements in our education system despite the billions that have been spent”.
Politicians like Nick Gibbs do nothing but talk down our local achievements. I hope he will come to our schools and see the huge changes that have happened over the last 12 years. He should then apologise to the children, their parents and the school staff for his remarks.
Since 1997, 70 more teachers and 80 more teaching assistants are working in our schools, exam results are up, school buildings and facilities are much better, and more young people are staying on in education or starting an apprenticeship at 16.
A good MP supports and encourages the schools, teachers and children in their area and that is what I will do if I am elected.