The core schools budget is at its highest ever and more children than ever are now in good or outstanding schools as a result. I will continue to support our schools in Northampton North so that even more of our children will benefit.
Our Commitment to Education
Our Government has prioritised NHS and school spending. Funding for schools and health needs will rise from almost £41 billion in 2017-2018 to £43 billion in 2019-20 meaning that every child has access to world class education.
Ensuring the best start in life for our young people is not just about school investment. It is also what happens after school. Our management of the economy has ensured that there are more jobs than ever before, with unemployment now at its lowest point since the 1970s, so there are more job opportunities for young people when they finish education.
In the past, mental health services have not always been given the attention they deserve. This Government is introducing mental health first aid and awareness training for teachers in every school, and is working to ensure that every school has a designated mental health lead in place. Already, thanks to our work, 61% of schools offer counselling and 90% offer staff training on mental health support ensuring that people who need help have access to it.
I will continue working to ensure that our schools are given the resources they need to ensure young people in Northampton thrive.