18 JAN 2019

Gold stars all round for staff and pupils at Occold Primary School

Local MP, Dr Dan Poulter was delighted to visit staff and pupils at Occold Primary School today, particularly to congratulate them on their recent Key Stage 2 (KS2) results.

Occold Primary School is amongst a number of primary schools in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich who have seen an increase since last year in the number of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics.

Thanks to the hard work of teachers and pupils who have adjusted well to the reformed KS2 tests, the national average has increased from 61% to 64% this year. Occold have seen their results dramatically improve, from 50% in 2017 to a very impressive 80% in 2018.

Dr Dan was able to see for himself the enthusiasm and passion for reading amongst the pupils, taking time to enjoy a reading session in the school's library.

The pupils also enjoyed a brief Question and Answer session with Dr Dan and despite their young age, they were very informed on the latest political topics including, of course, the Brexit negotiations

 

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Daniel Poulter: My hon. Friend makes some good points about the need for better regulation. The challenge is about who we would be regulating, how we would set up a new body and how indemnity insurance would work for people working in the cosmetics industry. We know that healthcare professionals who do cosmetics have indemnity insurance; they have a regulated body they can be held accountable to. Would it...

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Daniel Poulter: The right hon. Gentleman is making a very good speech. Does the issue that he has just raised not bring a wider and more important principle into the debate? Just as with energy production, the Government are beginning to meet targets through interconnectors and looking at importing renewable energy, perhaps from Denmark and elsewhere. Part of the issue is that the Government are potentially...