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Layla Moran to amend Finance Bill on period poverty

by Steve Beasant on 20 November, 2017

Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Layla Moran is to table amendments to the Finance Bill if the budget does not contain any measures to tackle period poverty. Layla Moran MP said: “One in ten girls can’t afford hygiene products. Girls are skipping school and missing out on their education while on their period, or using unsuitable […]

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A BBC Panorama documentary airing tonight on the ‘Student Loans Scandal’ will reveal how education agents are recruiting bogus students to private colleges to claim loans they should not have access to. Agents help students to obtain fraudulent qualifications, offer to sell coursework and are able to fake attendance. The programme has uncovered evidence of abuse […]

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The Liberal Democrats have written to Theresa May calling on her sack a government whip who wrote to universities asking for the names of those who teach courses on Brexit and the content of their lectures. The party is also calling on the government to write to universities and make clear they are in no way obliged […]

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Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has given a cautious welcome to indications from the government that they will raise the tuition fees repayment threshold, but questions where the money will come from and suggests ministers have been motivated by fear into a “panicky bribe”. Vince Cable said: “Raising the repayment threshold to £25,000 is a reform […]

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Only 10% of primary school teachers strongly agree they have the necessary training to feel confident about what action to take when a child experiences a mental health problem. The findings come in a YouGov online poll commissioned by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF) Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake commented: […]

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Read the highlights from Layla Moran’s speech to #LDConf

by Steve Beasant on 16 September, 2017

Read the highlights from Layla Moran‘s keynote speech on Education to #LDConf Autumn 2017 in Bournemouth Layla opened with two all important words… Thank you, conference. It is such an honour, and still slightly unreal, to be addressing you for the first time today as the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Oxford West and […]

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Commenting on figures showing that teachers are on average £5000 worse off in real terms due to the continuation of the public sector pay cap, whilst the number of new teachers has dropped by 10% compared with last year, Lib Dem Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said: “This is just another example of the Conservatives failing the […]

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Government plans to axe free school lunches have been dropped in another humiliating u-turn. Commenting on the news, Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary Layla Moran said: “Theresa May was worried that she would go down in history as the lunch snatcher. Dropping these plans is just another humiliating climb down, in what seems to becoming […]

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Layla Moran: Over 340,000 secondary school pupils taught in class sizes over 30 The Liberal Democrats have accused the government of treating schoolchildren like “battery hens,” as shocking figures published today have revealed the number of pupils in classes over 30 continues to soar. 344,000 secondary school pupils are now being taught in class sizes […]

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Commenting on reports that student halls in universities up and down the country have similar cladding to Grenfell Tower, Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary Layla Moran said: “A whole new year of students will be moving in to halls at the end of the Summer. Thousands of young people across the country are leaving home for the […]

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