Supporting Our Local Schools

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. 

 

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 Visits Thorpe Primary School

Great to meet staff & students at Thorpe Primary School following their great results.

The staff here are incredibly supportive, and find positive, outside the box solutions to the needs of pupils.

Andrea Visits 'Good Stuff' in Morley

Really great to meet Ruth today and visit Morley's newest local business 'GoodStuff.1'.

Fantastic to see even more small businesses springing up in our high street, especially ones that sell such amazing cakes!

Year 5 Pupils Write to Andrea

I have recently received some letters from Year 5 Pupils who attend Asquith Primary School, in Morley. 

Andrea visits OPA Kirkhamgate

I just visited Outwood Primary Academy Kirkhamgate and congratulated the Student Parliament & staff for their amazing SAT results. It's fantastic to have another 'Outstanding' school in our local area, and it was great also to see new buildings being built here!

Andrea: Music Can Help Mental Health

Today I attended a great session of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Music, covering the benefits of music taught in schools, and how music can help mental health and wellbeing of young people.

Yorkshire Post: Caring For Our Children's Mental Health

Mental Health is one of the biggest challenges of our society and it affects children.

According to NHS data, one in eight (12.8 per cent) of 5 to 19 years old assessed in 2017 had a mental health disorder, the most prevalent being emotional ones.