Top of the Class

Last week, I visited Walton Oak School in Walton for the Top of the Class final. Organised by our brilliant Walton Rotary Club, it is an annual competition between Year 6 pupils at schools right across the borough. This year, 18 schools fought it out in several rounds, until we got down to the final […]

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Election Issue 2: Education

The Conservatives have a strong record on education over the last 5 years. We have enacted legislation to strengthen teacher discipline in the classroom. There is a greater focus on the basics like numeracy and literacy. We have restored academic rigour to the syllabus, so children are equipped for working life once they leave school. We […]

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Meritocracy & Democracy

Yesterday, the Sutton Trust released some research showing the proportion of candidates at the next election from public school and Oxbridge. So, I have written a column for The Times today, looking at the state of meritocracy – inside and outside the Westminster village. You can read it here.

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