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Free School Meals Vote

The Labour Party claim that I voted to remove free school meals (FSMs) from one million of our poorest children is scaremongering of the worst sort, as Channel 4 has shown (see below).

Apprenticeships Minister Visits Gloucester

It was a great day for Gloucester yesterday, visited by the first female Apprenticeship Minister Anne Milton on International Women's Day and National Apprenticeship Week to present Gloucestershire College with a Beacon Award for the Promotion and Delivery of Apprenticeships.

National Apprenticeship Week 2018

It's National Apprenticeship Week and we've had 9,000 new apprentices in Gloucester since 2010. I hope to see you on Thursday at the Festival Of Manufacturing and Engineering (Festomane) at the University of Gloucestershire or at the Gloucestershire College Beacon Awards Ceremony.

Gloucester’s MP welcomes more money for schools

Richard Graham MP has welcomed a commitment for £1.3 billion additional spending on schools. Richard had met with Secretary of State Justine Greening MP to highlight the importance of additional funding for Gloucester and Gloucestershire schools.

Primary Head of the Year: Kelly Armstrong

Congratulations to Field Court Junior Academy Head Teacher Kelly Armstrong who's won Primary Head teacher of the Year for Gloucestershire, and is nominated nationally, and is celebrating in Parliament.

Gloucester MP responds to ‘worrying’ OFSTED Report

City MP Richard Graham says the recent OFSTED report on the county council’s children’s services is ‘worrying’ and that the council is right to have made immediate changes. “What matters now is how quickly the council can implement the OFSTED recommendations and turn the service around.”

The why, what and how of the new School Funding Formula

The Government’s consultation on proposals for a new funding formula closes this Wednesday. This is both very important and very complicated – and whatever final proposal emerges it will be impossible to please everyone.