Category Archives: Education

Research into green gas by local party member

We’d like to congratulate our local member, Erin Johnson, a postgraduate chemical engineering student at Imperial College London, who has been awarded the Ashok Kumar Fellowship for 2017. The prize is an opportunity to spend three months working at the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST), with a focus on producing a parliamentary briefing… Continue reading »

Kent Teacher of the Year Awards recognise inspiring teachers in Dartford and Gravesham

The best teachers, support staff and school volunteers have been honoured at the Kent Teacher of the Year Awards. Fifty-one finalists from across the county gathered at an ceremony recognising the inspiration and dedication of those teaching our youngsters. Guest speaker, the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE, said: “We all know just how… Continue reading »

Student protest over free education expected to draw thousands

Thousands of young people are expected to take to the streets of central London this week to voice their anger over the government’s “attacks on free education”, in what organisers are describing as a resurgent movement of student protest following the Conservatives’s election victory in May. Organisers of the march on 4 November, called to… Continue reading »

First ‘new’ grammar school in 50 years

England is to get its first ‘new’ grammar school for five decades after it was agreed an existing school could build an ‘annexe’ several miles away. Weald of Kent school in Tonbridge will open a site in Sevenoaks, Kent – side-stepping a ban on new grammar schools. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said this was a ‘genuine… Continue reading »

Caroline Lucas to present PSHE bill to Parliament

Caroline Lucas, the Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion, will present a bill in Parliament later today which aims to make Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) a statutory requirement in schools. Lucas, who will introduce the Ten Minute Rule Bill to Parliament after Prime Minister’s Questions later today, is urging the school’s minister Nicky… Continue reading »