Cambs County Council should change its admission policy for summer born children

I am supporting a Chatteris mum in her bid for a change in school admissions policy from Cambridgeshire County Council, so that it reflects the new thinking in the Department of Education on summer born children rather than being stuck in the past. The mum contacted me recently to raise the issue of summer born …

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Meeting with Justine Greening

A message from children at Peckover School in Wisbech went to the corridors of power after I met with Justine Greening, the Secretary of State for International Development. I recently visited Peckover School and discussed with students their involvement in a global campaign to address the 58 million children around the world who currently do …

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Q & A with March pupils

Burrowmoor 8

I enjoyed a question and answer session with pupils at Burrowmoor School recently. I was quizzed by Year 5 and 6 pupils on the role of an MP and about what it is like to work in the Houses of Parliament. One child raised the need for youth rugby in March – a subject close …

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New government funding for schools

all saints academy

Above: I previously visited All Saints Academy in March when they went green-fingered as part of the Woodland Trust’s free tree packs initiative Two local schools are celebrating this morning following an announcement they are to receive government funding for projects to update their buildings. All Saints Academy in March is set to receive a …

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UPDATE: Work starts on life-saving crossing

little downham zebra crossing

Update 11/03/2015: It is great news that construction on a new zebra crossing for Little Downham has begun. I campaigned with mum and child-minder Emma Turrell for the crossing and am delighted that the project, which had been expected to be carried out at the end of last year, is finally going ahead. I would …

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Celebrating World Book Day

Nene 1

I read to youngsters at a Wisbech infants’ school as part of World Book Day last week. I was invited to join pupils and to talk about my favourite children’s books during my visit to Nene Infants School and its partner school Ramnoth junior on Friday. I read ‘Owl babies’ by Martin Waddell to one …

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