Ministerial visit for Littleport school
PUBLISHED: 12:24 26 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:29 27 June 2018
Littleport Community Primary School welcomed ministers who visited to find out more about improving young people's skills.
Nadhim Zahawi, the under secretary of state for education, along with Steve Barclay MP, visited to see the work along with seeing the school’s provision to improve outcomes for maths.
Headteacher John Cattermole and assistant head, Kim Holtby, along with research schools lead, Rebecca Pentney, gave visitors a presentation about the school and how research is making a difference.
Mr Cattermole said: “We are proud of our excellent provision based on evidence based practice.
“They were impressed by what they saw, and Nadhim in particular commented on how enjoyable he found the visit, being particularly taken with the school’s use of research and evidence, and the support the Research School is giving to other schools in the Opportunity Area.”
Ms Holtby said: “We are very proud of our peer tutors, who are really helping to improve children’s confidence and understanding in maths.
“They work like this every day for about 15 minutes. Them being chosen has been shown to really improve their self-confidence and self-esteem.”
Rebecca Pentney, Research Schools Lead said: “Evidence based practice can really make a difference in the classroom.”
Ministers met children working as ‘peer tutors’ an intervention set up by Ms Holtby for Year 4 pupils to teach key concepts to younger Year 2 pupils.