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Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, has welcomed news from local primary schools that, after reviewing the possibility of academising, they have decided to remain with the Local Education Authority.

The leadership team and the Governing Bodies of the Spinney Primary School, Mayfield Primary School and Fulbourne Primary School had been assessing the possibility of forming its own Multi Academy Trust (MAT). After extensive consideration, the schools have today decided to withdraw their intention to pursue this and remain maintained schools. 

Daniel Zeichner said: "I am pleased to hear that after careful consideration these Cambridge city schools have decided that the best course of action is to stick with the Local Authority. I am aware that a lot of work has gone into developing the concept of a new Cambridge MAT, however a change of policy direction from the Government on academisation means that these schools can be confident that they will continue to receive the support they need as maintained schools."

"I am familiar with both the Spinney and Mayfield and have no doubt that they will continue to work collaboratively and deliver excellent education to their children, with the support from the local authority. It is encouraging to know that the Government will no longer be putting pressure on schools to academise and they can get on doing what they are good at, which is teaching our kids."

Cambridge MP welcomes news that local schools will remain with the Local Education Authority

Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, has welcomed news from local primary schools that, after reviewing the possibility of academising, they have decided to remain with the Local Education Authority. The...

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, will tomorrow visit local school, Grove Primary School, and deliver a presentation to the children on the value of democracy. During his visit he will get an opportunity to speak with children and staff, as well as hold a meeting with Headteacher Ms Karen Martin on the schools progress and upcoming challenges.

Mr Zeichner says: “I am pleased to be making a trip to the Grove Primary School to talk to the children about one of Britain’s core values – democracy. It is really important that children start to get an understanding of our political system and the workings of our democracy from a young age, so I am always very happy to make visits into schools and help with that. I have no doubt that during the talk there will be many thought-out questions from the children.”

“Visiting schools and talking to a class full of children is, for me, one of the best parts of being an MP. It is always very apparent to me that the teachers we have in our Cambridge schools are doing excellent work to make our kids inquisitive and enthusiastic about learning.“

Cambridge MP delivers presentation on democracy to local school children

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, will tomorrow visit local school, Grove Primary School, and deliver a presentation to the children on the value of democracy. During his visit he will get an...

Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, has responded to the release of the Interim Report by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Independent Economic Review (CPIER) with concerns, following its preliminary findings that the Cambridge economy will falter in the foreseeable future.
 
Mr Zeichner has called on the Government to ensure that Cambridge, and the wider areas, are given the necessary financial autonomy to prevent growth in the region from stalling.
 
Daniel Zeichner said: "This is a substantial and important piece of work which, crucially, identifies that the Combined Authority contains three distinct economies – and warns that continued prosperity in and around Cambridge is at risk given current housing and transport constraints."
 
"One of the key findings of this Interim Report is that “the largest economy is expected to start to falter in the foreseeable future” [p.36]. This should be a wake-up call to Government. They must allow Cambridge and the wider areas, which make up the Greater Cambridge Partnership, the fiscal freedom to respond to the clear needs of our local economy, or they risk damaging one of the most dynamic and successful parts of the UK economy."

Independent Economic Review warns Cambridge economy will falter

Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, has responded to the release of the Interim Report by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Independent Economic Review (CPIER) with concerns, following its preliminary...


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