Skip to main content

‘We have to fund our schools properly. There are no shortcuts’

Former primary teacher and NUT teaching union organiser Emma Hardy tells Martin George about what she wants to accomplish as a new Labour MP and member of the Education Select Committee

Magazine article image

When Emma Hardy used her maiden Parliamentary speech to rail against a narrowing of the curriculum – that wasted children’s talents – many teachers will have recognised a kindred spirit.

As a former primary school teacher of 12 years, the new MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle says that she wants to use her position of influence to say what teachers would say if they had the same platform.

“People were saying, “This is what I’ve been thinking all along,’” says Hardy of the personal feedback she received following her speech this summer. “I was representing so many teachers who have ...

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.

Subscribe now