The Member of Parliament for Burton and Uttoxeter, Kate Kniveton MP, visited Eton Park Junior School on Friday 15th September.
Ms Kniveton met with Claire Shaw, the newly appointed Executive Principal of Lansdowne Infants and Eton Park Juniors, along with Kathy Hardy, Chief Executive Officer of The de Ferrers Trust, and Ali Bickle, Principle at The de Ferrers Academy.
The local MP and school leadership team held positive discussions about what more could be done to support local residents within the school’s catchment area and increase links with the local community and community leaders. Discussions were also had about some exciting project ideas for Early Years and how it might be possible to display the school children’s artwork around the local area.
As part of the meeting, the local MP toured the school, visiting pupils in their classrooms and seeing how they had settled in at the start of the new academic year. Ms Kniveton extended an invitation to the Eton Park pupils to come visit her in Parliament and to see where important decisions are debated and made.
Commenting, Kate Kniveton MP said:
“It was great to visit Eton Park Junior School and to meet with Claire, Kathy and Ali at the start of the new academic year. It is so encouraging to hear the School and Trust’s leadership so excited about the coming months and how Eton Park can play its part in the local community.
“I very much enjoyed seeing the pupils and wishing them well as they begin a new year. I hope to welcome them to Westminster sometime in the future!”