I think we are quite well served locally by our schools. The events of the last year have proven the dedication and commitment to the future generations of our community.
There will always be areas for improvement, but these issues are often structural and not down to the teaching staff as a whole.
I believe that the people who best know how to teach our children are the teachers. I think it is time to give them the tools for the job, and just let them get on with it. Teaching is a profession and a calling: let's enable our teachers to produce the best results for our children.
I will work hard with Governors, PTA's, partners, and other organisations to get the very best locally for education, free of political motivation or constraints.