Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Cllr Elliott stands up for Whitton parent's educational choice


Whitton Councillor Gareth Elliott meets with Whitton parents campaigning to have the freedom to send their children to a school of their choosing. As opposed to the Liberal Democrats who have made several attempts to scupper the addition of a Catholic school in the Borough I believe that where we supply catholic education at five primaries we should also, when the chance arises as it has done at the Clifden Road site, consider a new Catholic secondary. As someone who has been through Catholic education myself it saddens me that Richmond Borough does not cater for those children who attend our excellent Catholic primary schools. Rather than nurturing these Children within Richmond we push them away forcing them to build new friendships elsewhere and new links external to their homes. Fundamentally, however, where parents choose to send their children to a school they should also have the chance to continue that education onto secondary school.