Labour MP backs Croydon’s BRIT school in Parliamentary debate.

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Croydon North MP, Steve Reed has championed the Selhurst-based BRIT school during a parliamentary debate on Labour’s plans to improve technical education for teenagers.

The Labour MP, who recently visited the school with Labour’s shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt, explained how the very strong relationship the school has with the music and performance industry helps pupils into work.  Mr Reed also commented on how many of the students he had met felt let down by the Tory-led Government’s downgrading of vocational qualifications.

Labour wants to give all young people the chance to do some vocational learning from age 14 and will strengthen vocational qualifications with accreditation by employers and a work placement for 16-19 year olds.

You can see Steve’s intervention in the debate here

Speaking after the debate, Steve said:

“It’s clear that only Labour will deliver an education system to promote and inspire Croydon’s young people to be at the forefront of our creative industries.  Not every child is suited to an academic career, many of them want qualifications that help them succeed in getting a good job.  It’s a system that works well for other countries like Germany.  I’ve seen for myself the talent and creativity of so many young people in Croydon, but we need an education system that helps them develop their talents for success in later life.”