Educating Our Children and Preparing Them For The Future

Education is and always will be a priority of mine. We have some excellent schools, and I want to ensure that every child leaves school and is ready to succeed.

I will continue to work with and support our local schools and to make sure they receive the best support from the Government and deliver for our young people locally. 

I welcome the Prime Minister's commitment to guarantee a higher minimum funding for all secondary school pupils.

As some may already know, before politics I was involved in education. 

As a strong believer in social mobility, and how education can help drive positive mobility regardless of background, I am proud to support our local schools. 

Across Morley and Outwood our local schools are some of the best, with many regularly achieving an Ofsted rating of 'Outstanding' or higher. 

I always enjoy visiting the students of our local schools, hearing their views for their future, taking questions, and thanking the fantastic staff. 

In 2019 so far, I have visited The Morley Academy, Outwood Grange, Bruntcliffe, Rodillian, Woodkirk, Elliot Hudson College, Asquith Primary, Thorpe Primary, OPA Kirkhamgate, Morley Newlands, Westerton, and OPA Ledger Lane. I look forward to visiting other schools in our local area in the near future. 

I have discussed current issues and presented petitions from local schools in Parliament and have hosted classes in the House of Commons, it was great to meet some of the leaders of tomorrow! 

I have organised local meetings with the Minister of State for School Standards and local teachers & stakeholders, and I regularly meet the Secretary of State for Education to discuss issues, and successes from our local area. 

 

Primary Schools 

I am so pleased that recent figures show that the majority of primary schools in Morley and Outwood have seen an significant increase from last year (2018) in the proportion of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics. 

I am so proud of our local area and could not be more pleased with the further progress our schools have made this past year.

Read about this in more detail, including with a list of the local schools that have shown such fantastic increases in success here: Click me! 

 

Secondary Schools

It's always great to get a chance to visit these fantastic schools and praise both students and staff for their hard work.

As the statistics below show, our schools are going from strength to strength and ensuring local students are prepared and well equip to achieve their dreams! 

There are five secondary schools in our local area, discounting special and independent schools for which we have no data. 

The Morley Academy

-Well above average progress between Key Stage 2 and 4.
-Outstanding Ofsted rating
-92% of pupils staying in education or entering employment (Stats of 2016 leavers) 

Bruntcliffe Academy

-Above average progress between Key State 2 and 4.
-Good Ofsted rating
-90% of pupils staying in education or entering employment (Stats of 2016 leavers) 

Woodkirk Academy

-Above average progress between Key State 2 and 4.
-Good Ofsted rating
-96% of pupils staying in education or entering employment (Stats of 2016 leavers) 

Rodillian Academy

-Above average progress between Key State 2 and 4.
-Good Ofsted rating
-90% of pupils staying in education or entering employment (Stats of 2016 leavers) 

Outwood Grange Academy

-Average progress between Key State 2 and 4.
-Outstanding Ofsted rating
-96% of pupils staying in education or entering employment (Stats of 2016 leavers) 

More statistics: Here

 

 

 

Below, residents can find some of my recent work regarding education and in support of our local schools: 

News

Andrea Meets Local Students in Parliament

The student parliament of Outwood Grange Academies Trust came to visit Westminster today. Nick Gibb, Minister of State for School Standards, and I were grilled by their fantastic MPs. So good to have such a great academy in our local area! 

Andrea Plants a Tree at Rodillian Academy

Great to visit The Rodillian Academy and plant a tree for the Queen' Commonwealth Canopy with students today.

Good to hear also about their resilience programs, everyone said the hardest task was the most rewarding and fun!

Andrea Meets Students at Woodkirk Academy

Great to visit Woodkirk Academy again today to meet students who have set up schemes to help combat stress and mental health issues. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week & it was inspiring to hear about the good work they have done during this exam season.

Morley Ob: I Am Passionate About Good, Quality Education

I strongly believe that good quality education is essential for improving social mobility, that is why I am so proud of the work our local schools do for the young people of Morley and the surrounding areas.

Andrea Stands Up To Bullying

I have just met with Katie from the Diana Award who have launched an anti-bullying campaign that looks for school ambassadors to support pupils who are bullied.

Andrea holds a MOBA event with Nick Gibb MP

I have just concluded a meeting of the Morley & Outwood Business Association, where local stakeholders from education and business raised points to Minister of State for School Standards Nick Gibb MP

Andrea Visits Elliot Hudson College

It was a pleasure to meet with students and staff at Elliot Hudson College today, great to see another outstanding school in our area!

Andrea visits Woodkirk Academy

Great to visit Woodkirk Academy today with the Minister of State for School Standards Nick Gibb UK. This is a brilliant school and it was fantastic to meet so many wonderful students!

It was also a real treat to see an outstanding performance of Chicago! Such talent in our area!