Sadiq Khan Mayor of London has announced the introduction of a £130 million one-off funding plan to provide all primary school children in London with free school meals for one year beginning September 2023. This will help families struggling with the spiralling cost of living crisis, saving families £440 per child each year.
Jon Cruddas MP calls on the government to adopt Labour’s proposals to create thousands of new apprenticeships ahead of National Apprenticeship Week
Elutec Academy students and staff were delighted to be joined by Jon Cruddas, MP for Dagenham and Rainham, who visited on Friday 28th January.
This week, Jon Cruddas MP was contacted by Kellogg's to inform him that their Breakfast Club grants programme for Schools has reopened this week.
Breakfast Clubs are critical for many schools, with research from Kellogg's finding that 60 percent of teachers think they help children settle before class. A further 97% of teachers agree on the importance of having something to eat in the morning before school, especially when getting back into a routine after the summer holidays.
Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham is one of 118 MPs and peers that has written to the recently-appointed Secretary of State for Education Nadhim Zahawi urging him to make an "early reassessment" of the Department for Education's plan to remove funding for the vast majority of applied general qualifications such as BTECs.