MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Local MP & Schools Minister Visit Red Oaks To Learn More About Support For Children With Hearing Impairments

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson was joined by the Schools Minister, Nick Gibb, on a visit to Red Oaks Primary School to learn more about the school’s Hearing Support Team.Justin and the Minister met with Red Oaks Headteacher and members of the Hearing Support Team, to discover the work they do to support children with hearing impairments. They also met a number of the pupils supported by the Hearing Support Team and received a tour of the school to see it first-hand.The work of the Hearing S...

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North Swindon MP Joins Incoming New College Principal At Association Of Colleges Event

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has met with the incoming principal of New College, Carole Kitching, at the annual Association of Colleges Parliamentary Reception.Later this month, Carole will join New College from Lewisham Southwark College where, as Principal and CEO from 2015, she led its impressive turnaround to lift it from ‘inadequate’ Ofsted gradings at two consecutive inspections, to delivering outcomes in line with the best London colleges last year. The meeting came as Justin ...

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Justin Sets Out His Vision For An Active Solution To Childhood Obesity

The World Cup, Wimbledon, The Ashes, The Olympic & Paralympic Games. We love sport in the UK.So how on earth are 77% of boys and 80% of girls in primary school not meeting the minimum national recommended level of activity? There is a serious disconnect between our love of sport, and children picking up the bat and ball.As an 80s child, fuelled by artificial colourings and flavourings (it wasn’t all good in those days!) it was a given that after school and throughout the holidays, we were ...

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Justin Meets With The School Library Association

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson, has met with Alison Tarrant from the School Library Association to discuss a number of issues relating to school libraries.Based at Kembrey Park in Swindon, the School Library Association (SLA) is committed to supporting everyone involved with school libraries, promoting high quality reading and learning opportunities for all. The organisation provides advice and training for school librarians as well as advocating on behalf of libraries in school.During the m...

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North Swindon MP Visits Aldi Distribution Centre

Justin Tomlinson MP has visited the Aldi Distribution Centre, based in Swindon on Scimitar Way, which employs hundreds of jobs locally.Justin went on a full tour of the site, the base for 82 stores across the region, seeing the busy warehouse that acts as the hub for all of the fresh food leaving daily on the hundreds of lorries which pass through the site to deliver to stores. The site's expansion was also discussed with plans for an extension to the warehouse and a £11.3 million total investm...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes News School Funding Campaigners Finally Accept Budgets Are Rising

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the news that campaigners from the “School Cuts” campaign have finally accepted that they were wrong to claim funding for schools in Swindon will fall.The group’s misleading claims to parents & pupils had suggested that the Government would not protect the schools budget in real terms in 2018-19 and 2019-20 - a claim independent think tanks including the Institute for Fiscal Studies were clear was wrong.However the group, backed by the Nat...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: This Challenge Is A Fun Way For Children To Keep Reading Over The Summer

I am delighted to once again be working with the National Reading Agency and our local libraries in Swindon on the Summer Reading Challenge - a fantastic initiative for which I host the official launch in Parliament each year.The challenge is a fun way for kids to keep up with their reading over the summer months with a focus on reading for pleasure.Research shows that during the summer holidays, children can lose some of the good gains made on reading and literacy, so to improve this, t...

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Justin Meets With Local Royal College Of Nursing Representatives

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has met with Lynn Batson and Debs Brown, local representatives from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), to receive an update on the organisation’s work and discuss the issues most important to nurses in the town.The meeting came shortly after the Government announcement of a new long-term funding settlement, which will see an annual increases of £20.5bn in real terms by 2023/24.The RCN Representatives highlighted the Training Nurse Associate course, one of ...

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