Liverpool Labour is proud of the previous Labour governments outstanding record on education.
More pupils than ever before are achieving 5 or more grade A*-C GCSEs. More students than ever are going on to University, and under Labour University places increased hugely. And thanks to the previous Labour government, some of our schools have received investment to be rebuilt, and schools such as the North Liverpool Academy and West Derby School are shining examples of Labour investment in action.
However, the Lib Dem / Tory government has been incredibly harsh to Liverpool. Under the Building Schools for the Future programme, Liverpool was due to receive £350million worth of investment in 26 of our schools.
One of the first things the Government did when it took power was cancel these projects, withdrawing all of the funding, and leaving school building crumbling.
Liverpool Labour has fought back. We have announced an innovative scheme to invest £100million in rebuilding our crumbling secondary schools.
As a result, combined with cash from Government as part of the City Deal, we have announced plans to rebuild 12 secondary schools.
These projects will produce modern facilities that our students will be proud of. They will also provide jobs and training for Liverpool people
Cllr Jane Corbett is Liverpool Labour’s Cabinet member for Education and Children’s Services. If you would like to comment on Labour’s education policy, Jane can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.