Category Archives: Education

Nick Clegg to Lib Dem Conference: Raising the bar, but helping our children clear it

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has used his keynote speech to the Lib Dem Party conference in Brighton to announce extra money for 110,000 children struggling with maths and English. The Deputy Prime Minister said secondary schools in England will receive an extra £55 million to help pupils arriving in year seven who have slipped […]

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Conservatives admit no cash for Bulmershe

At last Thursday’s Council meeting, Wokingham Liberal Democrats were appalled to learn that, despite their pledge in the recent local elections, the Conservatives have admitted that there is currently no money in the budget allocated for extra investment in Bulmershe School. Responding to a question from Cllr Beth Rowland (Liberal Democrat councillor for South Lake […]

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Bulmershe investment just a Conservative election stunt after all

At last Thursday’s Executive meeting, Cllr Beth Rowland (Liberal Democrat councillor for South Lake ward) asked Cllr Rob Stanton (Executive Member for Education Services) to confirm recent stories in the press that Wokingham Borough Council is set to invest £6 million in Bulmershe School. Cllr Rowland said: “At no time, when answering my question, was […]

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