Stephen McPartland MP has paid tribute to teachers in Stevenage and the surrounding villages as the new school year begins. Their hard work means that more children are gaining the skills and knowledge they need to get on in life with the number of pupils studying in Good or Outstanding schools locally more than doubling since 2010.
Stephen McPartland MP said, “I have always been struck by the passion and dedication of teachers working in schools across Stevenage and the surrounding villages, and I want to thank them for their hard work.
“It was shocking that under the previous Labour Government, only 6,412 of local children were being taught in Good or Outstanding local schools. This has now more than doubled to 14,209, which means an extra 7,797 of our children are receiving a better education. We always hear lots of scare stories, but the facts speak for themselves and although there is more to be done, I am proud of the progress we are making. My ambition is for every single one of our children to be taught in a Good or Outstanding school locally.”