We must continue the fight for new school places

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We must continue the fight for new school places

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

I was absolutely delighted to attend the opening of the brand new George Carey School on a beautiful sunny afternoon last month. It’s the first brand new primary school to be built in the borough in years.

The School will be at the centre of the new Barking Riverside community where after years of false dawns work has finally started on building new homes – including the many larger family homes we need in the borough.

The new school couldn’t come soon enough. I wish Chris Harrison the Headteacher at George Carey and his team the very best in the work they are doing for the new intake who started last September and for the future.

Demand for school places has shot up in recent years. There are more families and more houses being built for them. We are facing a real challenge in the coming years unless we take action now.

Last November we received the news that the Government was awarding Barking & Dagenham an extra £29.7m on top of the education budget it already receives. It was the third highest award in the country.

It was fantastic news and showed that the campaign I waged to help get the money was worthwhile. It followed meetings I organised with the Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove and his team in the Department for Education.

I’ve been working with the Council to get this extra money for a long time. It goes to show that if you run a good campaign and get your case across, you can make the Government sit up and listen. The money will help make sure local children are given a good education in decent classrooms.

We’ve kept up the pressure over the previous year. But there’s more to do. We desperately need a new Secondary School by 2014-15.

I’m backing the campaign supported by parents, teachers and the Post calling on the Government to find the extra £25m needed to fund the new free school. The children of the borough deserve the best possible education. It’s their future we are fighting for.

I want to hear your experiences of Queens and King George

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

It’s almost exactly a year since the Care Quality Commission launched a full investigation into Queens and King George Hospitals, and I need to know from you whether things are getting better.

The CQC’s first report in October last year found what many of us had been saying for a long time – that Queens couldn’t cope, that the standard of care was simply not up to scratch, and that maternity services in particular were so poor that mothers and babies could be at risk.

Now the CQC is due to publish its latest report and there appear to be signs that things are improving. But I need to know what it’s really like for patients.

We’ll see what the report says when it comes out, but I don’t want to just take it at face value – it’s my job to  fight your corner so I need to know what you think.

Me outside Queens

So please do get in touch with me if you, or a friend or relative, has been into Queens or King George in the last few months. And I want to hear about any good experiences too, not just the bad ones!

You can email me at [email protected], write to me at Margaret Hodge MP, 102 North Street, Barking, IG11 8LA or speak to Emma in my office on 020 8594 1333.

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Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

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Saturday, April 14th, 2012

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