Milton Keynes school to welcome education minister

Tristram Hunt MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education
Tristram Hunt MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education

A Bletchley primary school is being paid a visit by the Shadow Secretary of State for Education to recognise its innovative approach to teaching.

Labour’s Education Minister, Tristram Hunt MP, and parliamentary candidate, Andrew Pakes, will visit Water Hall Primary School tomorrow to see how its success could be replicated in other areas.

Water Hall Primary School is an award-winning school where pupils make rapid progress in writing and maths.

The school was ranked outstanding by Ofsted last year for its English and Maths work, and was praised for its imaginative work involving both students and parents.

The pair will take a tour of classes at the school as well as meeting head teacher Tony Draper and the senior leadership team to discuss the schools success in English, mathematics and reading.

Mr Pakes, Labour’s candidate for MP in Milton Keynes South, said: “Nothing is more important than ensuring we are giving our young people the best start in life.

“We have some amazing schools in Milton Keynes, and it is always a pleasure to be able to showcase their work with political leaders on the national stage.”