Education is the great engine of social mobility and prosperity. We are committed to making sure our schools give every child the best start in life. London’s schools lead the country, but Camden’s have slipped behind other boroughs’.
Yet Covid has exacerbated divides between pupils and requires Camden to prioritise our children bouncing back. Many councils were faster than Camden at adapting and deploying digital devices to help pupils learn.
Camden’s top-down approach to schools is failing too many of our young people and not getting the results that pupils and parents deserve. This is our plan to help Camden learn.
Local Conservative councillors will:
- Raise school standards by working with other councils that get better results and by embracing leadership by Camden School for Girls and UCL Academy.
- Ensure children have the right skills by launching free computing and coding clubs in every school and promoting enterprise education to teach soft skills.
- Make Camden family-friendly to bring an end to Camden’s closure of state schools.
- Support post-Covid catch-up learning by providing digital devices to pupils from low-income households so they can learn remotely and outside of school hours.
- Support apprenticeships by using £800,000 of unspent funds and organising more work fairs.
- Review how our schools serve our worst-off, including raising the take-up of free school meals