Kings College Guildford, which became an academy in September 2014, was put into special measures following an adverse Ofsted report in December which labelled the school as inadequate.
Guildford Labour thinks all children deserve a great education, with Surrey County Council, schools, governors, head teachers and parents focused on delivering this. We therefore oppose Tory plans to meddle with school structures ahead of improving education for children; we are against new grammar schools and the forced academisation of schools.
Labour will improve funding to guarantee that every child in a Surrey school can achieve to the best of his or her ability. To achieve this we will:
- facilitate an increase in school places without increasing the class size beyond 30 children
- reintroduce the Education Maintenance Allowance to encourage students and young people from less privileged backgrounds to continue in education without causing additional hardship to their families.
- reverse any and all policies that undermine teaching professionals or redistribute funding.
Guildford Labour will focus not only on standards of education but quality of the learning environment and a team of professionals who know instinctively that a Labour government will always put children’s learning first.