Schools and education

Continually making sure our schools are properly funded by supporting their bids for new funding to give our children the best possible start in life.

Mike Wood: What steps he is taking to increase the number of cadet units in schools.

 

Julian Brazier The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Mike Wood: Does the Minister share my concern that schools that wish to convert to academy status, such as Bromley Pensnett school in my constituency, are finding a series of obstacles being put in their way by the local authority? Will he ensure that the Bill stops local authorities blocking the improvements that are urgently needed to turn around the schools that need the most support?

 

Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

Mike Wood: Too many families in Brierley Hill and Wordsley in my constituency are unable to secure places at local schools. What plans do the Government have to meet demand for places in Dudley South?

 

Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

Mike Wood: Given the shadow Secretary of State’s welcome commitment to improving schools as quickly as possible, can he tell us whether his recent agreement would bring about those improvements more quickly or more slowly?

 

Tristram Hunt Shadow Secretary of State for Education

Mike Wood: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that there is a real need for greater and better capacity in vocational education for children with special educational needs, particularly for 14 to 19-year-olds?

 

Ian Austin Labour, Dudley North

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