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.