Isle of Wight Conservatives will be relentless in their pursuit of educational improvement should they take back the Council in May 2017 -that is the message from Conservative Education Spokesman, Cllr Chris Whitehouse (Newport West Ward).
Writing today (Friday) on the leading political blog-site, Conservative Home, Cllr Whitehouse sets out his plans for the future of education on the Island saying:
“My personal vision is to turn the Island into a beacon of national excellence in teacher training and career development.”
He goes on to commit to working with officers from Hampshire saying:
“Under a Conservative administration, for the foreseeable future, Hampshire will remain our valued partner in this race forwards; time is short, our children have only one chance.”
But there is still a great deal of work to be done, argues the councillor, adding:
“As an Island community we will continue to challenge ourselves to deliver a paradigm shift in aspirations, expectations and outcomes for our children. We have begun that journey and the relentless pace of progress, the urgency of the need to deliver, will be maintained by a future Conservative Administration in the interests of all our children.”
Councillor Whitehouse also sets out plans to involve universities in provision of Level 4 apprenticeships on the Island and to work with leading national education charity, Teach First, to raise standards in all the Island’s high schools.