Andrew Mitchell MP has attended the annual meeting of Sutton Coldfield’s 7 secondary school Headteachers and Birmingham Metropolitan College that was hosted this year by Maggie Shackleton, Headteacher at the Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls.
The meeting is a chance for Sutton’s MP and the town’s secondary school Headteachers to discuss local and national education issues as well as plans for education in the Conservative General Election 2015 manifesto. Discussions covered the Government’s education policies including the rise of free schools and the decoupling of AS levels from A2 which is due to come into place in 2015. Andrew also fielded questions about the recent Trojan Horse revelations and their effect on the reputation of education in Birmingham and regulation measures to monitor new free schools in Birmingham.
Sutton’s MP praised the schools on their continued success and improvement highlighting the high standard of education young people in Sutton Coldfield received. He also praised plans being made by Sutton’s Schools to mark the 100th anniversary of World War 1.
After the discussion Andrew Mitchell said: “I am grateful to have the opportunity to sit down with Sutton Coldfield Head Teachers and Governors and hear from them the issues affecting schools in Sutton Coldfield. I want to thank all of them for the hard work they and their staff do for my young constituents and the wider community.”