Driving local skills

My Plan for North Devon 2024 onwards:

Far too many employers are unable to recruit highly skilled staff locally. I will continue to work alongside our schools and colleges to ensure skilled training and apprenticeships are available, to drive social mobility and attainment, making North Devon a great place to work and do business.


A recap on my 2019 priorities:

Supporting the Next Generation

Lockdowns hit education hard and whilst I congratulate all the students who have achieved so much despite the lockdown challenges as well as all the schools and teachers on their improvements and Petroc, our primary further education provider on their significant expansion and involvement with businesses, there is still a huge amount to do. Most notably with school attendance and SEN provision. Devon County Council were brought into special measures and are receiving much needed direct government support. Turning the provision around will take time, but we are still seeing improvements in our schools and their outcomes.

Selaine with Petroc Principal


Making North Devon a Great Place to Do Business

North Devon is a great place to do business, but to see real growth into high tech, high wage industries we need higher skills and to tackle the housing crisis. It would be an understatement to say that the pandemic hit local businesses, it hit the country and the world, but we have seen some successful businesses thrive, but for many, survival was a success. Since being elected I have visited amazing businesses and I can quite honestly say that there are so many opportunities and great things happening in North Devon that we really just need to ensure that people know about them!



Selaine Saxby Welcomes Additional T Levels at Petroc

The Government has announced the latest outcome of Wave 5 of the T Levels Capital Fund application round and PETROC in North Devon will now be delivering T Levels in Agriculture and Environmental & Animal Care.


Selaine Saxby Welcomes Extra Schools Funding for North Devon

Selaine Saxby MP has welcomed extra funding from the Conservative Government, providing schools in North Devon with £2,511,177 in extra funding, as part of £2 billion this year and next for primary schools and secondary schools in England.

Selaine Saxby MP Takes Local School To Number 10

Selaine Saxby MP welcomed Pilton Bluecoat CofE Junior School to Westminster last week and they even had the chance to visit Downing Street.

North Devon MP, Selaine Saxby has invited all our schools to visit Westminster it they are visiting London.

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Selaine Saxby MP welcomes National School Sport Week

Selaine Saxby MP today expresses her support of National School Sport Week, which runs from Saturday 19th June to Friday 25th June. As a former fitness instructor and teacher, as well as a Conservative Environment Network Active Travel Champion, Ms.