Dear friends,


I continue to work with the trustees at Park View Educational Trust as well as representatives of the DfE in order to ensure that Parents can be involved in the school and that we have the best education possible for our young people.


You may remember that I published a letter which I sent to the PVET Trustees after our meeting in November. You can read a copy of that letter here



Responding to the government’s announcement on Degree Apprenticeships today, Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills said:


“Ed Vaizey’s meagre announcement of 150 new apprenticeships places is nowhere near enough to fix the country’s skills crisis. Labour has announced clear, bold plans on apprenticeships and earn-while-you learn-degrees. That’s the polar opposite of the woeful lack of ambition we’ve seen from the Tory-led Coalition.”


Dear friends,


Following my meeting with DfE officials and the trustees for Park View Educational Trust I have written to those attending the meeting. You can read a copy of my letter below:


With all best wishes





Dear all,


Please find below a statement from Liam Byrne MP.


Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, has been giving evidence at the Education Select Committee (#edselctte) this morning on problems in Birmingham schools. The questions covered the ‘Trojan Horse’ issue, questions of accountability, the DfE’s response to the situation and it’s knowledge of problems at these schools.


In response Liam said;