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  • MP CREDITS TEACHERS AND GOVERNMENT REFORMS FOR EDUCATION IMPROVEMENTS

    Mel Stride

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has welcomed figures showing a major increase in the number of children attending good or outstanding schools, despite the Government making the Ofsted grading criteria tougher. 63 more schools in Devon are now rated Good or Outstanding, compared with 2010, whilst 1.9 million more children are attending Good or Outstanding schools nationally. In 2012, 59% of 6-year-olds in Devon reached the expected level in reading, compared with 83% last year.

    Praising the contribution made by teachers across his constituency ahead of ‘Thank a Teacher Day’ this Friday (22/06/18), Mr Stride said:

    “First and foremost, these significant improvements in the quality of education being given to our children are down to the hard work and commitment of hundreds of thousands of teachers across the country. Teachers make a difference every single day, not only on academic outcomes but on social skills and self-confidence. Excellent schools are created by excellent teachers and I thank every hard-working teacher in my constituency for their energy and dedication.”

    “The Government also has an important role to play and since 2010 I am very proud that there are 15,500 more teachers in our schools and that the quality of new entrants into the teaching profession is at an all-time high, with almost a fifth of new teachers starting this year holding a first-class degree. The total core schools budget will rise to £43.5billion by 2020 – the highest ever level of school funding – and we will continue to build on the 825,000 new school places that have been created between 2010 and 2017.”







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