This Thank a Teacher Day, Wednesday 19 June, Matthew has paid tribute to teachers across the Hendon constituency, whose hard work means that more children are gaining the education they need to get on in life.
The day is an annual opportunity to celebrate the huge difference teachers make to their pupils’ lives and recognise how their hard work has improved standards in schools across the country.
15 more schools in Barnet are now rated good or outstanding than in 2010, whilst 1.9 million more children are attending good or outstanding schools nationally. Thanks to the dedication of teachers, children’s reading and writing skills have improved, with 82 per cent of 6-year olds reading well now compared to only 58 per cent in 2012.
These higher standards in our schools will transform children’s chances in life, and are impossible without the work of teachers, teachers’ assistants and support staff who all play an important role in delivering a world-class education for every child.
Matthew said: “An inspirational teacher has a profound effect – not only on pupils’ academic achievements, but on their self-confidence and ambition too.
“There can be no great schools without great teachers and I am consistently struck by the passion and dedication of teachers working in schools across Hendon – ensuring that all our children can fulfil their potential.”