Backing our Schools

I am a strong advocate of good education and I am fighting for fair funding for our schools.  I went to a state school and then university and want to make sure others have the same chances I had.

I worked for and argued for the new Fair Funding Formula for schools, which will see school funding in our constituency increasing nearly twice as fast as the national average over the next couple of years.  I will fight to make sure we keep closing the funding gap with the rest of the country.

Being a teacher is one of the most important jobs anyone can do.  I will fight to make sure schools have the resources they need, and that national discipline policies let teachers and pupils enjoy being at school without suffering from disruption.

As well as visiting schools across the constituency, I have also met a number of pupils during school visits to the Parliamentary Education Centre. I am happy to come and say hello to classes who are learning about how our democracy works!

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Neil meets Meadowdale Primary in Parliament

Neil O'Brien, MP for Harborough, met members of the Meadowdale Primary School Student Council in Parliament on the 23rd May 2019.

Students visited the Parliament Education Centre, followed by a Q&A with Neil O'Brien MP.

Neil speaks to Manor High School pupils in Parliament

Neil O'Brien MP joined students from Manor High School in Parliament on Friday 3rd April. Students were visiting the Parliamentary Education Centre, which also included a tour of the Palace. Neil joined the students for a Q&A and to hear more about their tour of Parliament.

Neil visits Wigston Academy

Neil O'Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston, visited Wigston Academy on Friday 18th January 2019.

As part of the visit, Neil was given a tour of the Academy by the Headteacher, followed by two discussion groups with students of different ages.

Neil visits South Leicestershire College

Neil O'Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston visited South Leicestershire College in South Wigston on Friday 2nd November.

During the visit, Neil had a meeting with Headteacher Marion Plant followed by a Q&A with the 'Public Service' students.