The Green Party has promised to abolish SATs tests and end the academies programme as it announced its plans for an inspiring education system.
Vix Lowthion, Green Party education spokesperson and secondary school teacher, has pledged to end the practice of testing children from the age of seven through SATs, freeing teacher and pupils from “pointless, pressured testing”.
The Green Party believes parents and teachers should control children’s education – not businesses – and Ms Lowthion has put forward plans to end the academies programme and bring existing academies back under local authority control.
Ms Lowthion also promised to invest £7billion in the education system to fill the funding gap created by years of underinvestment and cuts. Figures show that by 2020, 99% of schools will have been hit by a funding cut – the average primary school will have lost £103,000, and the average secondary school will have lost £470,000.
Education Question Time
Richmond's education debate. Local candidates invited to answer your questions about education. All welcome. Children welcome too.
Two minutes from Richmond train station and accessible from A316 ( Old Deer car park) via Park Lane.
Theatre on ground floor at reception end. Cafe available at opposite end where you enter from car park
May 23, 2017 at 7pm - 9pm
Theatre, Richmond Adult Community College
Richmond TW9 2RE
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