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'Throughout my almost nine years as the Member of Parliament for Congleton, I have visited schools across my constituency and welcomed many hundreds of students to Parliament, and a priority of mine has been the fight for better funding for our local schools.'

'In 2017, together with local Head Teachers, secured a significant victory on school funding - with funding for secondary school pupils' education rising to the £4,800 per pupil minimum which we had campaigned for, and the Government announcing in total an extra £1.3bn per year into school budgets..'

 

Pictures above: (1) Fiona campaigning for Fairer Funding for local schools, with David Hermitt, Headteacher at Congleton High School; (2) Fiona speaking with the Secretary of State for Education about local schools funding plans; (3) Fiona Bruce leading a delegation of local headteachers and other MPs to discuss issues with funding plans for Cheshire schools, with the Government's Schools Minister Nick Gibb; (4) Presenting a petition on Fairer Funding for local school, in 2015; (5) Meeting with local teachers.

 

Fiona Bruce has strongly argued in Parliament for better funding for local schools, making it very clear to both the Schools Minister Nick Gibb and the Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening that current funding proposals for schools in this area are wholly unsatisfactory. Indeed, schools have been underfunded for years, and need an increase not a reduction. Click here for one of Fiona's speeches in the House of Commons on this issue.

 

Fiona regularly visits schools across the constituency to talk to students, and explain her role and the value of democracy, and has welcomed hundreds of school children to Parliament over the last seven years.

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Fiona visits The Quinta Primary School today

Fiona said:

Great to see the lovely new hall at Quinta School today - the improvements I see at the school every time I visit are a credit to the vision, leadership, and care for every pupil which head teacher Tracey Walklate has.

Fiona hands out Summer Reading Scheme Certificates at Middlewich Library

Fiona said:

"At Middlewich Library handing out certificates to some of the 190 children in Middlewich who completed this year's Summer  Reading  Scheme - well done to everyone involved including the Library staff and volunteers who helped make this successful scheme happen "

Fiona welcomes significant rise in funding for local schools

Fiona has welcomed the announcement today of significant increase in funding for secondary school pupils' education - rising to the £4,800 per pupil minimum which she had campaigned for. In total, the Government has announced an extra £1.3bn per year into school budgets.