School Funding 

I am listening carefully to representations from local schools on the financial pressures they are facing and have met with Nick Gibb, the Schools Minister, as well as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi, to raise these concerns. Gloucestershire Schools have been historically underfunded and Gloucestershire MPs have campaigned for many years for a Fairer Funding Formula which the Government has introduced. However, issues remain, particularly relating to the demands of High Needs Funding. I will continue to raise these issues at the highest levels along with my Gloucestershire colleagues.