Angela Rayner, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary hosts National Education Policy Forum in Hastings
Angela Rayner, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary visited Hastings for a policy consultation around the National Education Service Shadow Education Secretary. She was joined by the Parliamentary Candidate for Hastings and council leader Peter Chowney at the Horntye Park Sports Complex. There’s been significant debate in Hastings around a number of key issues around pressures on teachers and how schools should be run. It was a packed event and there was opportunities for members to share their views, ideas and opinions on what the future of the National Education Service should be.
The event will be a chance for members to share their views, ideas and opinions on what a future NES should look like. Labour has committed to not wasting money on inefficient free schools and it opposes the return of secondary moderns. What was made clear at the meeting was that Labour would oppose any attempt to force schools to become academies, which has been an acute concern of residents in Hastings.