Ian Austin MP

Labour MP for Dudley North

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Austin joins new group to raise profile of school governors

Dudley MP Ian Austin has joined a new group to promote the role of school governors in turning schools around.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Education Governance and Leadership aims to get more local people involved in their local schools as governors, and make their views heard in Parliament.

Austin has previously pushed for teachers, governors and parents across the Black Country to commit to making education the number one priority and aim for the sharpest improvement in school results in the country.

The MP has praised the leadership of schools like Ellowes Hall, Dormston and Priory Primary for driving up standards.

Ian Austin said:

“Getting people involved in their local schools as school governors is an important way of making schools accountable to local people and driving up standards.

“Local schools like Ellowes Hall, Dormston and Priory Primary are brilliant examples of how well local schools can perform if governors, parents and the whole community get behind heads and teachers working hard to make improvements.

“Education and skills has to be our number one priority in Dudley to attract new businesses and new jobs to protect the ones we’ve lost.”

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