Watford Jobs Fair: 13th September 2018

I’m pleased to confirm that the eighth Watford Jobs Fair will take place on Thursday 13th September 2018 at the Langley Banqueting Suites, Watford High Street.

340 Extra GP Appointments Every Week

On Monday 23 April, Richard Harrington MP confirmed that funding has been secured to increase the number of GP appointments available to Watford residents. Patients registered at all 26 GP practices in Watford will be offered weekend appointments this year. 

Disability Confident

In support of the Government's Disability Confident campaign, Richard Harrington MP wants to help employers in Watford, who wish to be more inclusive, and encourage them to sign up to the Disability Confident scheme which helps employers open up their workforce to disabled people.

Watford Best for Apprenticeships

Richard is appealing to local businesses to hire an apprentice, bringing awareness to the benefits apprenticeships can offer employers and employees alike.The Watford MP joins MPs across England who have pledged to champion apprenticeships in their local area and help meet the goal of three million new apprenticeships by 2020.

Watford parents first to benefit from pilot of 30 hours free childcare

Working parents in Hertfordshire will be among the first in the country to benefit from a pilot of 30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds. In September 2016, some parents in Herts will see their entitlement to free childcare double from 15 to 30 hours. The County Council is working on eligibility requirements now.

Milestone as all Watford schools rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted

With the news in November that Francis Combe Academy, Garston, received its first ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted, the Schools Inspector, Richard Harrington MP has welcomed that all of Watford’s secondary schools are now rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’.  In addition, 90% of local primary schools are rated ‘good’ or above in spite of a tougher inspection regime from Ofsted. Speaking about the news, Richard Harrington MP for Watford, said: