Delivering an outstanding education for every child

As a parent, I know it's important to have great local schools to choose from, and how crucial education is to every child's development.  This is never truer than in today's fast-changing, high-tech world.

Every child should have access to an outstanding school place, to ensure that they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to take themselves anywhere that their talent and enthusiasm can lead them.  West Oxfordshire is lucky to have many outstanding schools - but there is more to do as we work together to expand education opportunities for all.

Since being elected as your MP, I have met over a third of West Oxfordshire schools and have had written contact with all headteachers about education issues.

I have also welcomed a number of local schools to Parliament to speak with them about the work of an MP and look forward to hosting many more.

News

Robert visits Brize Norton Primary School

Robert held an assembly at Brize Norton Primary School, where he explained to pupils how a law is created.  The 'MPs' voted to replace all lessons with sport - a sentiment which, after a stage of 'ping-pong' , the 'Lords' agreed to, and sent the Bill for Royal Assent. However, the Queen disagreed

Robert visits the Old Station Nursery in Bampton

Robert said, "It was great to meet with staff at the nursery, and learn how important it is to local working families.  We had an interesting discussion about the effects of policy changes 'on the ground', and I look forward to staying in touch."

Robert asks Education Minister about funding for rural schools

Robert said, "Hard-working teachers in small rural schools in places like west Oxfordshire are ingenious in wringing every last penny of value out of their budgets, but what are Ministers doing to ensure those schools have the funding they need to thrive?"

Robert welcomes Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School to Parliament

Robert was pleased to welcome pupils from Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School in Witney to the Parliament Education Centre this week. The students asked some excellent questions, and Robert was pleased to see them all again after visiting the school last month.

Robert on Sunday Politics South

Robert appeared on Sunday Politics South to discuss tuition fees, public inquiries, marine conservation zones and air quality.