Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Outcomes of Consultation on Education in the West of Northumberland

I am very pleased that Cllr Daley and the County Council’s leadership have really listened to parents on the issue of education in the West of Northumberland. They said they would listen to what local people have to say and they have kept to their word. It is a very refreshing change from the way our local community was often ignored under the previous administration. All of the parents I spoke to accepted that if falling roll numbers or falling standards became an issue then those issues would rightly need to be dealt with. I will be working closely with the Council and Cllr Daley to see how we can all work together to support our local schools going forward. Fundamentally I think the fact that the voice of Tynedale is being heard and taken into account at County Hall, for the first time in a very long time, will be very welcome by parents and residents.