Dan goes back to school

A-level and GCSE students from Chipping Sodbury school quizzed the Shadow Secretary of State for Education Kate Green MP as she visited their school. Labour’s top education MP was the guest of Metro Mayor candidate and former Chipping Sodbury 6th former Dan Norris. Mr Norris who studied for Chemistry, Physics and Biology A-levels at the school heard from today’s youngsters aboutContinue reading “Dan goes back to school”

Revealed: How much Bristol schools will lose from Tory changes to pupil premium funding

Schools in Bristol stand to lose £1.5 million after the government’s decision to change the method of calculating pupil premium funding. Pupil premium is designed to allow schools to help more disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve. Primary schools receive £1,345 per pupil and secondaries get £955. But inContinue reading “Revealed: How much Bristol schools will lose from Tory changes to pupil premium funding”

Shock at PM’s crass covid comments

Responding to reports that Boris Johnson said he would rather see ‘bodies pile high in their thousands’ than order a third lockdown, Dan Norris said: “If this report is true, then I have no doubt that West of England families will be as shocked and sickened at the Prime Minister’s comments as me. What aContinue reading “Shock at PM’s crass covid comments”

Conservatives ignored expert advice on bee killing pesticides

Only after a freedom of information request from Friends of the Earth did the government reveal hidden advice on bee killing pesticides from the Health and Safety Executive. They said no to neonic pesticide use but Ministers overruled the safety experts. Dan Norris who is a former Environment Minister and bee-fan has said he findsContinue reading “Conservatives ignored expert advice on bee killing pesticides”

Backing the tourism sector

West of England groups representing the tourism industry attended a roundtable organised by Dan Norris and co-hosted with Shadow Minister for Tourism and Heritage, Alex Sobel MP. The special meeting focused on the impact of the pandemic and what support measures are needed, the importance of addressing long-term regional challenges including delivering sustainable tourism, andContinue reading “Backing the tourism sector”