Teach First is Looking to Partner with Fenland Schools

Teach First

An issue a number of headteachers have raised with me is the challenge of teacher recruitment and retention, particularly given our rural location. I raised this with the Schools Minister Nick Gibb MP as part of the grounds for securing Opportunity Area status, and spoke with the then Chief Executive of Teach First Brett Wigdortz …

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HMP Whitemoor and Carillion

People sometimes ask about my role as a Government Minister and one area I have been involved in recently is attending the ministerial Cobra meetings in response to Carillion going into liquidation. Whilst I have been attending these meetings on behalf of the Department of Health, as a constituency MP I am keen to ensure …

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Ever Wanted to Teach?

If you have ever thought about working or teaching in a nursery, primary, secondary or special needs school in our area then now is a great time to find out more, as two information evenings have been organised. Fenland and East Cambs is one of the Government’s twelve Education Opportunity Areas, which is a scheme …

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Littleport Station Car Park

Littleport Station

Back in November 2016 I was pleased to confirm that Littleport Station had secured an additional 80 car parking spaces, increasing the car parking capacity to 115. This New Year I received confirmation that the car parking spaces are now open. Littleport has recently benefited from a new leisure centre and Littleport and East Cambs …

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At best, potholes are an irritation but at worst they can damage vehicles and pose a serious danger to road users. A number of constituents have contacted me in frustration at the state of our roads in Fenland and I have reported a number of potholes to Cambridgeshire County Council. In January 2017, Cambridgeshire benefitted from a …

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Cromwell Community College teacher selected to be a UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador

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Louis Sugden, a teacher from Cromwell Community College in Chatteris, has been selected to attend “Teachers’ Institute” at the Houses of Parliament. Louis was selected from more than 170 applicants to attend the 3 day training event in Parliament which is fully funded by Parliament’s Education Service. Louis will get the opportunity to question the …

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Saturday Story Time

March library

As many constituents will know, I am passionate about inspiring our children in North East Cambridgeshire to foster a love for reading. Over the past 2 years, I have championed my Read to Succeed campaign to ensure every year 5 and 6 pupil in the constituency received a new book to read in the summer …

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