All 18 results for "winstanley college"

Special Educational Needs: Isle of Wight: Equality of Funding: Post-16 Education — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (25 Feb 2020)

Yvonne Fovargue: ...deserve. The wider community loses out too. This community college meets the needs of the wider community because it has weekend community sports provision, but that is desperate for investment. Winstanley College has not been able to offer German A-level for the past couple of years. Every year, it pays £200,000 to the Government in VAT. I want to finish with some questions and comments,...

The Economy (24 Oct 2019)

Yvonne Fovargue: ...me that they are falling into debt or using food banks. They are angry, and rightly so, that their great contribution has been of so little value to this Government. I commend St John Rigby College, Winstanley College and Wigan and Leigh College, which take students from across my constituency. They have struggled with underfunding for many years, but they continue to provide an excellent...

Holocaust Memorial Day (24 Jan 2019)

Yvonne Fovargue: ...Smith) reminded us. That is why the Holocaust Educational Trust does such great work in schools and colleges, taking in the recorded testimony of survivors, and taking students, such as those from Winstanley College in my constituency, to visit the death camps. There is no better way to try and comprehend that horror, as I know from my personal experience. I took my daughter when she was...

College Funding — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (21 Jan 2019)

Gordon Marsden: ...Eastbourne (Stephen Lloyd) talked about the yawning gap between schools funding and FE teachers’ funding. My hon. Friend the Member for Makerfield (Yvonne Fovargue) talked about the importance of Winstanley College in her constituency, which reminded me that it is named after Gerrard Winstanley, who was one of the group of Levellers to become known as the Diggers. Thomas Rainsborough,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Nov 2018)

Yvonne Fovargue: I am privileged to have two award-wining sixth-form colleges in my constituency, but with no increase in funding since 2010, Winstanley College has cut German A-level from the syllabus and St John Rigby has drastically reduced pastoral support. Does the Prime Minister believe, like the Chancellor, that these are just little extras, or does she agree that it is time to raise the funding rate?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

Yvonne Fovargue: ...at least have been a start. It is disappointing that there has been no action. Will the £400 million to provide the “little extras” be shared with sixth-form colleges? That might have helped Winstanley College in my constituency with the little extra of providing a teacher so German A-level could be reinstated, or allowed St John Rigby College to reinstate one-to-one time to support...

A-Level Provision: Knowsley Metropolitan Borough (27 Feb 2018)

George Howarth: ...newly established A-level academy in north Huyton. They intend to go to Carmel College, which as we have already heard will be part of the arrangements, although we are not clear exactly how, and to Winstanley College in Wigan—that may seem strange, but there is a connection between some schools in Kirkby and Winstanley College, and some young people are prepared to travel that far to...

16-to-19 Education Funding — [David Hanson in the Chair] ( 7 Sep 2017)

Yvonne Fovargue: ...this important debate. Given the statistics that we have heard, it is no surprise that the two exceptional sixth-form colleges in my constituency have both contacted me to express their concerns. Winstanley College has a stellar reputation as a high-performing academic institution, but it has now cut German from its curriculum, meaning that that language is now lacking in my borough. St...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Education Provision: 16 to 19-Year-Olds (14 Nov 2016)

Yvonne Fovargue: Winstanley College is one of the highest-performing sixth-form colleges in the country and won The Daily Telegraph’s Educate North college of the year award, but it estimates that by 2019 it will have seen a real-terms cut of 20% to its funding, which will fall to a level last seen in 2004. What measures is the Minister taking to ensure fair and equal funding for sixth-formers in England?

Opposition Day — [10th Allotted Day]: Further Education (18 Nov 2015)

Lucy Powell: ...lower-skilled jobs and drawing down on the state for longer periods of time. There is excellent sixth-form provision in Greater Manchester, my own area, which is currently undergoing an area review. Winstanley College in Wigan and Loreto College in Manchester provide some of the best value-added in the country, and they outperform schools in getting kids from all backgrounds the highest...

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Skills and Growth (17 Jun 2015)

Yvonne Fovargue: ...with sixth forms; students have to move to another establishment. I am extremely fortunate to have outstanding colleges, St John Rigby and Winstanley, in my constituency. I will use as an example Winstanley College, a member of the Maple Group, which comprises the best performing sixth-form colleges. By the end of 2016 it will have lost more than £1 million in funding cuts over the past...

Sixth-Form Colleges (VAT) (17 Dec 2013)

Lisa Nandy: My constituency is home to two excellent sixth-form colleges, St John Rigby college and Winstanley college. Like so many of the 94 sixth-form colleges in the country, they do an excellent job, not only for their students but for the wider community. It is deeply unfair that they must pay VAT while school and academy sixth forms do not. In other types of free 16 to 19 education provision,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Local Bus Services (23 Feb 2012)

Yvonne Fovargue: Abby Hilton, a young constituent of mine, came to me last week and told of me her concern that her younger sister cannot follow in her footsteps to Winstanley college due to the rise in bus fares and the loss of education maintenance allowance. What assessment has been done of the cumulative impact of those two policies?

Planning (Grade 1 Agricultural Land Protection): New Clause 5 — Payments in relation to full-time, post-16 education (11 May 2011)

Lisa Nandy: ...which my hon. Friend and I have tabled a provision as we are seeking to protect it today. The withdrawal of enrichment funding will have an astonishing impact in my constituency—my local college, Winstanley college, is losing £200,000 of its funding next year, which represents a 10% cut—yet we have heard so little about this. Over the past year, I have heard Ministers talk a lot in...

Written Answers — Education: Sixth-form Colleges: Capital Investment (22 Mar 2011)

Nick Gibb: ...of Richard Collyer in Horsham The Sixth Form College Colchester The Sixth Form College Farnborough Thomas Rotherham College Totton College Widnes and Runcorn Sixth Form College Wilberforce College Winstanley College Woodhouse College Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College Wyke College Xaverian College

Written Answers — Education: Academies: Wigan (18 Mar 2011)

Nick Gibb: ...between Department of Education officials and representatives of Abraham Guest high school to discuss the conversion of the school to academy status. This meeting was held on 18 November 2010 at Winstanley college, Wigan. All subsequent discussions have primarily been held over the telephone.

Opposition Day — [9th allotted day]: Education Maintenance Allowance (19 Jan 2011)

Lisa Nandy: I want to address the question of the impact of EMA head-on. Three colleges in my constituency-St John Rigby college, Wigan and Leigh college and Winstanley college-have approached me to oppose the scrapping of EMA, and there is clear evidence that EMA has had a considerable impact by attracting young people into education and persuading them to stay on. Such evidence comes from not just...

Financial Support (Students) (15 Dec 2010)

Lisa Nandy: ...of those words and also look at places such as Wigan where the scheme has had considerable success. My hon. Friend touched on an incredibly important point. Last Friday I went to my local college, Winstanley college, and heard from students. They said that not only was EMA incredibly important for them to get through college, but that they were now facing the double whammy of thinking that...


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