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 Robert Smyth pupils in Parliament

Neil O'Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston met pupils from the Robert Smyth Academy during their recent visit to Parliament.

Pupils are currently undertaking work on a project concerning the suffragette's movement and the rights of women to vote.

Neil welcomes gains for Harborough schools under new Funding Formula

Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston has welcomed new statistics showing that school funding in the Harborough constituency will grow nearly twice as fast as the national average over the next two years - and written to the new Education Secretary Damian Hinds to press the governmen