Your UKIP candidate Julie Carter
Born and raised in West London, Carter attended Southfield Primary School and Ealing Grammar School for Girls (now Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls). She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts at Middlesex University and CPE/LPC Law and Solicitor's training at Ealing Law School, Thames Valley University.
Although her roots are entrenched in the Ealing community, Carter has spent many years studying and working in New York, where she earned a Master of Arts from Teacher's College, Columbia University and a Master of Laws, LLM, from Touro Law Center.
She is also a long standing member of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (B.A.T.D). Carter has two sons. The oldest attended Southfield Primary School and is completing secondary school at College Sainte-Barbe, Le Faouet, France. Her younger son is in his last year at Southfield Primary School.
Carter's interest in education and experience as student, teacher and administrator are a valuable resource for the local community. She would like to see smaller class sizes, a second language offered at entry and increased swimming and sports. Carter supports excluding pupils with disruptive behavior and believe that teacher pay and recognition are instrumental to a better school system.
UKIP's policy paper on education says it regards the aim of education as being to bring out the talents and abilities of each individual child. UKIP wants to give schools more freedom to determine their own direction so that parents have more choice.
UKIP supports grammar schools equally with other state-funded schools and is in favour of education vouchers for parents. UKIP would like to see a reform of the National Curriculum to give schools a greater say over subjects taught and would abolish nationwide testing of children before the age of 11.