Education is the single most important commodity that any child can be afforded. A good education is the master key which unlocks doors to future success and all forms of wealth. In a country where education remains free for every child under the age of 18, it is important we ensure our children can take full advantage of their right to learn.
Data shows that schoolchildren were permanently excluded on 7,900 occasions in 2017-18, compared to 7,700 in 2016-17 – a rise of 3 per cent. This is equivalent to around 42 children a day having their education taken away from them.
Solutions are easily achieved when we work together as a team; I will work with other VCPB leads to pool our resources and expertise to influence positive change for all members of our community.