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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian joins Lobular Moon Shot Project

Julian joins Lobular Moon Shot Project

Julian has joined over one-hundred Members of Parliament backing the Lobular Moon Shot Project to improve research funding into lobular breast cancer. Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer (ILC) is the 2nd most common type of breast cancer. 3.75 million people will be diagnosed with this cancer in the next 10 years, yet ILC currently has no specific treatment and behaves

Julian unites with Cancer Research UK

Julian marked World Cancer Day at a special Cancer Research UK event at Westminster...

Julian supports deposit return scheme to keep York tidy

Julian attended a parliamentary drop-in session to discuss hosted by “Reloop” and “Keep Britain...

Julian writes to FCA urging better protection for village banking services

Julian joined 56 other Members of Parliament in penning a letter to the Chief...

Julian shows support for autistic students at National Autistic Society event

January 23, 2024

Julian has shown their support for the National Autistic Society’s call for urgent reform of the education system, to ensure that autistic children and young people can get the right school places that meet their needs.

Julian attended the National Autistic Society’s Let Every Child Learn event, at Portcullis House on Tuesday 23 January 2024, to learn more about the charity’s recent Education Report, which revealed a woeful lack of the right support for autistic pupils at school.

There are more than 200,000 autistic pupils in England, but only a quarter (26%) feel happy at school and three in four parents or carers of autistic children (74%) said their child’s school place does not meet their needs.

Without appropriate teacher training, autistic children are twice as likely to be excluded from school. While 87% of teachers surveyed felt confident supporting autistic pupils in the classroom, only 39% of teachers in mainstream schools have received more than half a day’s autism training. This falls to just 14% for secondary school teachers.

The barriers that autistic pupils can face at school include sensory overload, bullying, a lack of understanding from teachers and peers, and a lack of support with exams and during key transition periods.

At the Let Every Child Learn event, Julian heard from students about their experiences at school, viewed artwork by the National Autistic Society’s campaigners and heard about what the Government can do to make sure all autistic children receive a quality education.

There were speeches by the Chief Executive of the National Autistic Society, Caroline Stevens, the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Autism, Sir Robert Buckland MP, the Director of the Cullum Family Trust, Peter Cullum, the National Autistic Society’s Celebrity Ambassador, Carrie Grant, and the charity’s Young Ambassador, Max.