I am consistently struck by the passion and dedication of teachers working in schools across Worthing West – ensuring that all our children can fulfil their potential and set them in good stead for adulthood.
Last week, I welcomed school and college heads, leaders and teachers from Worthing, Ferring, East Preston and Rustington to Westminster for a celebration of their work.
The gathering included a personal tour of the Houses of Parliament with a special visit to the broom cupboard where former Worthing school teacher, Emily Wilding Davison, hid overnight in an act of protest during the 1911 Census.
Our Head Teachers are like captains of the ship – they set the course, steady the ship and work hard to ensure every member of their crew is reaching their full potential.
Community members will join me in praising our teachers for the good work they do.
From Worthing College across to Rustington Community Primary, we can be proud to have such fantastic schools locally.
Three current members of my team completed their studies at Worthing College as well as secondary and primary education locally. Numerous more over the past two decades have similarly been local students.
I join with colleagues in continuing to do what is possible to support our next generation through fairer funding and ever-higher standards.