Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Disadvantaged schools are more likely to face teacher supply and retention issues – we are determined to correct that by offering targeted investment for teachers to drive up quality.
That is why the PM announced a new levelling up premium worth up to £3,000 per teacher – which will support the recruitment and retention of specialist teachers in shortage subjects and in the schools and areas that need them most.
As we level up and build back better from the pandemic, this will help to boost school standards so that every child can get the world class education they deserve.