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Schools line up for Get Witham Reading 2021

Category: Local News Published: 30th June 2021 - 2:19 pm

Thirteen schools in Witham have confirmed their participation in Get Witham Reading 2021, organised by Witham MP, Priti Patel. This is the MP’s tenth annual school literacy campaign aimed at improving standards of literacy across the Witham constituency and it reaches its conclusion on Friday 9th July. This year’s participants …

Head Teacher, Mike Wood presents Katie Mason with a special certificate of achievement.

Priti Patel meets Elm Hall Primary School pupil to celebrate her prolific read of over 9 million words

Published on 28th June 2021 Published in Local News

On Friday (25th June), the MP for Witham, Priti Patel, paid a visit to Elm Hall Primary School, Conrad Road, Witham to meet Katie Mason, a pupil aged 11m who is a prolific reader. Katie set herself a challenge to become the school’s highest recorded reading millionaire and to see …

Pupils at Powers Hall Academy queue up to show off their handwriting skills to Priti Patel.

Priti visits Powers Hall Academy to chat with pupils about their handwriting and gardening

Published on 26th June 2021 Published in Local News

On Friday morning (25th June), Witham’s MP, Priti Patel paid a visit to Powers Hall Academy, in Spa Road, for a catch up with Jane Bass CEO of Connected Learning, the trust which runs the School. During her visit, Priti toured the school’s allotments with many of the pupils taking …

Priti Patel (centre) with left to right: Paul Banks, CEO of Chelmsford Learning Partnership, Cllr Ray Gooding, Essex CC Cabinet Member for Education & Learning, Koulla Anslow, Headteacher of Lakelands Primary School and Jason Grimble, Senior Site Manager for Barnes Contruction

Priti visits the new Lakelands Primary School in Stanway

Published on 11th September 2020 Published in Local News

Witham MP Priti Patel has today (11th September) visited the new 420-place Lakelands Primary School in Wagtail Mews, Stanway, Colchester. Construction of the £6.5million school, which has been part-funded by Essex County Council (ECC) and S106 funding, started in October 2019 but Barnes Construction were required to pause works during …

From left: Faye Welsher, Family Liaison Officer, Jane Bass, CEO of Connected Learning, Priti Patel MP and Victoria Gooding, Head of School.

Witham MP praises Templars Academy for their support for vulnerable children

Published on 17th July 2020 Published in Local News

Priti Patel, the Witham MP called in to Templars Academy on Friday (17th July) to meet Jane Bass, who is CEO of Connected Learning and the school’s Executive Headteacher, Victoria Gooding, Head of School and Faye Welsher, Family Liaison Officer. During their meeting, they spoke at length about the many …

Priti Patel MP in discussion with Honywood School students and Headteacher, James Saunders.

Witham MP visits Honywood School for an update on its virtual education programme during lockdown

Published on 12th July 2020 Published in Local News

Responding to an invitation to visit Honywood School, Priti Patel, the Witham MP called in on Friday (10th July) to meet Headteacher, James Saunders to discuss the work that the school has been doing to support their students during the Coronavirus pandemic. The technological approach adopted at the School before …

Priti Patel MP supports Summer Reading Challenge

Category: Local News Published: 1st June 2020 - 11:47 am

Witham MP, Priti Patel, is supporting this year’s Summer Reading Challenge and is calling on young people across the Witham constituency to take part. The annual Summer Reading Challenge is run by The Reading Agency and encourages young people to read at least six books during the summer. This year’s …

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