A good school place for every local child

Having been born and raised in Carshalton and Wallington, I have been through the local education system myself, as well as being a member of the People Committee on Sutton Council as a local councillor, which oversees the Council’s performance in the few areas it still has responsibility for as a Local Education Authority. 

I have seen first-hand the hard work and dedication of local teachers and all staff within the local education sector. Thanks to their efforts, our Borough consistently performs incredibly well, with pupils of all backgrounds and abilities going on to achieving their full potential. 

However, that is not to say that we do not face challenges. 

We need to build the secondary schools to make sure our children have a good or outstanding local school to go to, stand up to the Council's failure of EHCP and SEN provision as well as providing opportunities for our young people, such as running my own apprenticeship scheme.


Christmas Card competition 2023

Thank you so much for all the entries I received for my Christmas Card competition! Fantastic to see how many children got involved from all across our constituency. May’s design caught my eye straight away with the beautiful colours.

All school strikes SUSPENDED

Welcome the news this afternoon that teaching unions are suspending all school strikes immediately, following agreement over the recommended pay increase.

Welcoming £3.5million Investment Into Our Local Schools

I've always fought to ensure local children get a good school place - it was central to my campaign and still is in my work as your MP, whether that's raising issues and lobbying Ministers or chasing allocations and education plans with the council.

Raising Sutton Council's SEND Failings With Ministers

Grateful to Education Minister Claire Coutinho MP for taking the time to hear about some of the many concerns local parents have been bringing up with me regarding the local SEND provision and Sutton Council's abysmal record on granting SEND applications.

Welcoming More Funding For Our Local Schools

Today it's been announced that Carshalton's own Harris Junior Academy is one of the latest 239 schools across England set to benefit from the Conservative Government’s ten-year School Rebuilding Programme, which has invested over £13 billion to maintain and improve schools since 2015.