Harlow MP Robert Halfon shares supportive message to teachers and schools on funding

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has spoken of the need for more funding for schools.

Robert Halfon said: “Last week, there was a big debate on School Funding to discuss the Government’s Education Budget.

I spoke very strongly about the need for more resources for schools and for the Government to have a 10 Year Plan for education, just like they have announced a £20 billion extra 10-year plan for the NHS.

You can see my speech here: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-02-26/debates/CB3B8D6E-0EC7-4F54-9BC7-F42F9AE0A3F4/DepartmentForEducation?fbclid=IwAR1NlOKTwDxbWL2cHRzFgVoeE_gqW-c1fxXBn1wTP3iIY2so7VDADO7hUwM

As Chair of the House of Commons Education Committee, I have initiated a big inquiry into school and college funding.
You can see the details here and some of the evidence sessions here:

https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/education-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/school-and-college-funding-inquiry-17-19/?fbclid=IwAR0ZPHlXxCyHk1rmma4_x_Y3bJBO7-T1GAkgN4C3T1RQ6g7SFtUASO48I6g

On Tuesday there was a smaller debate on School Funding in Westminster Hall. It was difficult for me to go because I have a long-standing commitment with the YMCA who have a special event with apprentices in Parliament. As many of you know, I am very passionate about apprenticeships for young people, particularly because it helps the disadvantaged climb the ladder of opportunity and get the skills they need. The YMCA is a wonderful organisation that focuses its work on social justice. It is my duty to support them as much as I can and I don’t want to let them down.

I want to reassure school teachers that although I probably will not be at the debate, my commitment to getting more school funding remains undeterred.

Alongside the debate last week and the Committee inquiry, I’ve asked questions about school funding, written a number of letters to Nick Gibb, I visit a school almost every week in Harlow and in Parliament and will continue to act on their behalf.”

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4 Responses to "Harlow MP Robert Halfon shares supportive message to teachers and schools on funding"

  1. ChrisVince   March 9, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    I have met Robert Halfon a number of times and he’s a genuinely nice bloke. However, let’s take the personality out of politics and look at the reality. Rob has propped up a Tory government who have overseen per pupil cuts to education funding not to mention one which has made unnssasary changes to school curriculum, changes which has added not only to the pressure on teachers but more importantly the students we teach. They’re the ones that really matter. Take into account Rob voted in favour of cutting education maintenance allowance, something which supported most vulnerable people in our society, and the whole scale rollout of academisation before you think he and his party are standing up for teachers. And before the usual trolls point out I am a labour councillor I’d like to point out it was Gove and his cronies with ideological attack on education that first got me involved in politics. Rant over 🙂

  2. MickyB77   March 10, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Reading your comments, C V, it seems that your teachers didn’t make a very good
    job of trying to educate you.
    Appalling standard of English.

    As usual, it’s the Tories fault. Nothing to do with the Bliar and Brown debt, that
    was waiting for who-ever took over the reins in Parliament.
    Socialism breeds poverty, Cuba, Venezuela etc.
    Labour, cannot be trusted with our nation’s finances, ever again.

  3. ChrisVince   March 10, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Ha ha. Fortunately I am a Maths teacher. 😆

  4. Costanza   March 11, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Never mind all your kind words Mr Halfon, stopping voting for the cuts would be rather more constructive.

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