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.


Culvers House Primary School

I was thrilled to visit Culvers House Primary School this afternoon to speak with Year 4 about single-use plastics and protecting our environment.

Visit to Stanley Park Junior School

This morning I had the pleasure of speaking to Stanley Park Junior School’s Year 4 Class where I had the chance to finally meet my 2020 Christmas Card Winner, Shuddhi.

Green light for new school at Rose Hill

Today the independent Planning Inspectorate announced they would be granting planning permission for a new school on the old un-used all-weather pitch at Rose Hill.

Disabled Children's Partnership and Sutton EHCP Crisis Group

This afternoon I met with the Disabled Children's Partnership and the Sutton EHCP Crisis Group to discuss the ongoing need to properly support vulnerable children and their families through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

Sutton EHCP Crisis Group

I met with Vicky Ford MP the Minister for Children and Families, and the Chairs of local SEND groups to discuss SEND provision in Sutton, and the issues that children and their families currently face.

Diversity of Curriculum

This afternoon, as a member of the Petitions Committee, I had the opportunity to question the Schools Minister around how we can ensure a diverse curriculum is taught in our schools.

Sutton Schools Sport Partnership

This morning I met virtually with Katie from Sutton Schools Sport Partnership (SSSP) to hear more about the incredible work they do to support physical activity and healthy living across Carshalton and Wallington. 

Funding for Abbey Primary School

I am delighted to hear that Abbey Primary School has been awarded funding through the recent round of the Government's Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) for a roof renewal project.

Visit to Carshalton College and Launch of Apprentice Caseworker Scheme

Following on from my letter last week to the Chancellor in support of local college students, I had the great pleasure of visiting Carshalton College this morning to see some of the fantastic work they are doing as well as to officially launch my new apprenticeship scheme.