I remained in close contact with all the schools across Chelmsford through covid and am deeply impressed by their resilience, professionalism and commitment during these most difficult of years.
Our schools, colleges and university are exceptional. I fight for fairer funding for all.
Essex MPs successfully campaigned for fairer funding for our schools and in 2022 funding for our Chelmsford schools will increase by over 6%, well up on the national average of 4%.
I was enormously honoured to join the Government as Minister for Children and Families in February 2020. I remained in close contact with the heads across Chelmsford and am deeply impressed by their resilience, professionalism and commitment during this most difficult of years. In September 2021 during a government reshuffle, I became Minister for Africa at the Foreign Office.
In November 2022, I wrote to all the Heads of Chelmsford Schools as I understand that we are in very challenging times and that there are many additional pressures facing schools.
Before the recent Autumn Statement in November 2022, I was one of 28 Conservative MPs who wrote to the Chancellor urging him to increase school funding.
I am very pleased that it was confirmed in the Autumn Statement that schools as well as the NHS will receive additional funding.