My name is Ancel Boyce and I am a Secondary School Teacher and have been for the past six years.
My involvement in the Labour Party started when I was 12 and as a result, I have been an active member in politics at both a local and general level for the past 16 years. This has included standing and canvassing alongside four candidates in different local elections and two candidates in three general elections.
As a full time, teacher and someone who is not long out of full-time education I have an insight into the needs of students both at secondary school level and further education at all levels. One of many of those challenges which I have advocated for is one of Physiological Assessment to identify Special Educational Needs and for students to gain access to different services such as Educational Support Classes, Assistive Technology, Level 2 Learning Program etc.
In relation to Further Education, I am an advocate for the access of all to grants/financial assistance as I believe that education is for all and is the great equalizer which everyone has the right to access no matter where you are from or what background you come from. Everyone has the right to improve their knowledge and education but also to develop as people.
I look forward to the challenges to come and I look forward to working as I have done for the past 16 years and will do into the future.