The Labour Party wants to make Britain the best place to grow up in. A Labour council in Wiltshire will work hard to ensure that every child in Wiltshire, from all backgrounds, has a fair chance and fair access to pre-school education, to technology, to transport, and to further education. And we’ll campaign for increased school funding and greater investment in our children’s future.
Labour also pledges to rebuild Wiltshire’s youth services, which have been decimated by cuts under the Conservative government.
The Coronavirus pandemic did not create the problems of educational disadvantage, but it has exposed and exacerbated them. Wiltshire Labour will work to repair the damage and suffering. We will listen to young people, and start investing time and effort into making Wiltshire a better county to grow up in.
Ensure that all children and young people have access to appropriate Information & Communications Technology (ITC).
Campaign for the Government to increase school funding and improve the accountability of Multi-Academy Trusts to their local communities.
Ensure that there is sufficient provision within Wiltshire for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, to enable them to attend schools and colleges as close as possible to their home communities.
Extend support to 16-19 years-old students with their travel costs.
Support the development of continuing education in Wiltshire, both in the Further and Higher Education sectors.
Take action to recruit and support more child-minders in the county and review the support that the county gives to all registered childcare providers.
Maintain and, where possible, extend the provision of services through Sure Start Children’s Centres.
Begin the process of rebuilding youth services in Wiltshire.