Meeting Students at St Nicholas School
This week I was pleased to meet staff and students at St Nicholas RC School in Hartford. I spoke to senior staff about a number of concerns, including funding, curriculum reform, and the effect of the Apprenticeship Levy on schools - many of which I have been raising in parliament.
I was then grilled by the school council – and I can honestly say the quality, depth and thought behind their questions made it one of the most challenging rounds of questioning I’ve encountered in my time as an MP!
I was quizzed on Brexit, Foreign Relations, LGBTQI+ rights, mental health provision, education and University funding, routes into politics, votes at 16, and transport for young people. I was delighted to speak to them, and from what I experienced I’m confident they all have a very bright future ahead of them.