GOVERNMENT Minister Michelle Donelan has visited East Sussex College in Eastbourne and met students.
 
Here’s our MP Caroline Ansell: “It was particularly fitting that our visit landed on the college’s open day. I made a return visit that evening as a parent myself.
 
I know the minister was very impressed with what she saw and the energy of students and staff.
 
ESC is also now rated by Ofsted as ‘good’ which is real progress under the leadership of Rebecca Conroy. I will continue to play my part in supporting their development.
 
I have now joined the Education Select Committee and its job is to scrutinise the work of the Department for Education.
 
The committee is currently investigating post-16 skills training. We took evidence this week from former Education Secretary Kenneth Baker and Andreas Schleicher from the OECD as part of our investigation.
 
Both welcomed the development of T-levels which focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships.”