In Bristol West, nearly 1/3 of teachers leave the classroom within five years due to workload and funding cuts and 94% of schools face a funding shortfall. 
The Green Party would end the financial squeeze on schools and increase funding by at least £4 billion per year.
We would strengthen the link between schools and the communities they serve, by bringing all schools back into the control of democratically elected local authorities.
Education should be about nurturing potential and inspiring a love of learning. But the freedom to let children play, flourish and grow has been replaced with endless testing and measuring which demoralises teachers and piles pressure on children and young people.
Further and Higher Education has been turned into a commodity, when it should be a basic right.
The Green Party is proud to invest in future generations. We want to ensure that all children receive the basic elements of a good childhood: a decent place to live; safety and security in their community; time and space to play; as well as opportunities to learn and develop inside and outside of school.
As an MP I will fight to unlock education and rebuild a system on the principles that learning must be lifelong, liberating and accessible to all. The key pillars of a Green education system are:
1. National Education Union – Analysis of schools funding Sept. 2019 and
School Cuts – Region & Deprivation Analysis, verified Nov. 2019