Leverington Primary Academy hit the mark with ICT award

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Congratulations are due to pupils and staff at Leverington Primary Academy, who have been awarded the prestigious ICT Mark. The ICT Mark is awarded to schools who have reached a high standard of maturity in the use of technology. Rosie Simmonds, headteacher at the school, said: “We are delighted to have achieved ICT Mark accreditation …

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Statement on Maple Grove Infants School

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The announcement from Local Education Authority (LEA) that Maple Grove Infants School is to close on July 31 2015 and merge with Westwood Primary School, and that all existing staff both teaching and non-teaching will be made redundant and asked to reapply for their roles will be a cause of great concern to parents, staff …

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A ‘purrfect’ showing at Tydd St Giles cat show

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Above: event organiser Stuart McEwen (photo credit: Wisbech Standard) Making the best use of local facilities and putting this area on the map are two things I feel strongly about and as the MP have tried hard to make happen. So I was really surprised and delighted when I went along to Tydd St Giles …

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The Princess Royal visits Neale-Wade Academy

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It was a pleasure to join Neale-Wade Academy for a visit from HRH The Princess Royal today. The visit shows what fantastic progress has been made by pupils, teachers, governors and parents at the school, under the leadership of Principal Jason Wing. Princess Anne was treated to a tour of the Academy, meeting teachers and …

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Speak up for better rail service

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With Peter Wilkinson, the Department for Transport’s franchising director Residents have the chance to add their voice to my push for a better rail service across the district when a new contract is drawn up. Consultation on the next East Anglia franchise, which includes the service between Ipswich and Peterborough taking in Manea, March and …

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School unveils corridor of learning

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Children at a Chatteris primary school can enjoy time travel every time they walk down a corridor thanks to a new initiative. Joanne Tomlins, head at Kingsfield School, showed me the newly decorated walls of the school’s long corridor when I paid a visit recently. She explained the corridor was dark and dingy and uninspiring …

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Supporting fans over ticket touts

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I voted against government colleagues in a bid to save sports and music fans from being exploited by unscrupulous ticket touts. The Coalition government voted down an amendment put by the House of Lords to a bill that would force sellers to declare when they are reselling tickets and to disclose the number to the …

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