Cornish Delegation has meeting with Schools Minister

Today, the Director of Children’s Services, the Head Teacher of Helston College, Andrew George MP and me, met with the Schools Minister, Rt Hon David Laws MP to discuss funding for Helston College C-Block.

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The aim of the meeting was to directly discuss funding options with the Schools Minister at his office. I am very grateful to Andrew George for organising this meeting with the Minister. As this gave our delegation the opportunity to explain the Colleges and Councils position on funding and the condition of the building.

The outcome of the meeting was very positive and encouraging, as the Minister agreed to send to Cornwall a senior official from the DfE to look into the C-Block issue. Of course no-one was expecting the Minister to get out his cheque book and give us the money; as that’s not how things work.

I am grateful to the Minister for agreeing to meet us.

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