Working with our Schools

I regularly correspond and work with our local headteachers to ensure that we can work together to get the best for our local children. 

This includes working with them to campaign for the government to provide holiday Free School Meals, to ensure that, education-wise, our on-ground situation is considered by the government, and to push for our area to get more funding and facilities.  Lockdowns have made local visits more difficult to arrange but it's been really good to have been able to do Q&A sessions with several local schools, colleges and Scout groups.


Welcoming local young person Sofia for work experience

Last week, my team and I welcomed Sofia to the constituency office to conduct some work experience. It was a pleasure to welcome another local lass onto the team to show her what we do everyday, and she really got stuck in.

Welcoming North Lincolnshire Youth Council to Parliament

Last week, I welcomed North Lincolnshire Youth Council to Parliament as part of their trip to London. The Council are a group of fantastic young people who give a voice to youth in our area, and it was a pleasure to welcome them down for a tour of Westminster.

Visit to Bottesford Bunnies

Given their recent ‘outstanding’ Ofsted Report, I visited Bottesford Bunnies this morning to congratulate their team and have a look around the facilities and range of activities they have on offer. Scunthorpe has many things to be proud of and Bottesford Bunnies is one!

Question to Education Secretary on Constituent's University Admission

I have today asked the Education Secretary to review the university application of Scunthorpe resident Hannah Moat in Parliament. Hannah is an elite athlete that was due to study at Loughborough University, but her place was rejected due to a clerical error that her school made when inputting her centre-assessed grade.