Election candidate meets Education Secretary

Louth and Horncastle Conservative candidate Victoria Atkins with Education Secretary Nicky Morgan
Louth and Horncastle Conservative candidate Victoria Atkins with Education Secretary Nicky Morgan
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Conservative general election candidate for Louth & Horncastle Victoria Atkins joined local teachers to discuss schooling with Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan.

The Secretary of State met teachers from across the county at the Priory City of Lincoln Academy. Issues raised included the funding of rural schools, pressure on school places and preparing youngsters for the world of work.

Mrs Atkins said: “I was pleased that local teachers had the opportunity to raise the issues of rural funding and school places directly with the Secretary of State. If elected, I will press for fairer funding of local schools to ensure that Lincolnshire’s children do not miss out.

“With 3,000 apprenticeships having been created in the constituency since 2010, I raised with the Secretary of State the need to ensure that young people are prepared for the world of work. Whilst qualifications are important, schools play a vital role in shaping the character of our youngsters.

“Resilience, reliability, determination and kindness are all qualities needed in the workplace and beyond. On my visits to schools in the constituency, I have been impressed with the focus on developing students’ characters, as well as their CV’s. I look forward to supporting local teachers in their work of producing fine young adults.”