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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 …

Witham MP’s Get Witham Reading event to go ahead

Category: Local News Published: 22nd April 2020 - 9:57 am

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has confirmed that this year’s ‘Get Witham Reading’ will go ahead on Friday 3 July 2020, despite schools being closed to the majority of pupils due to Covid-19. Priti has hosted Get Witham Reading at local schools every year since it was first launched in 2012. …

Priti Patel MP with Headteacher David Bome, during her visit to Copford Church of England Primary School.

Priti Patel supports Copford Primary School’s efforts to find funding for classroom upgrades

Published on 28th February 2020 Published in Local News

Priti Patel, the Member of Parliament for Witham, has today (28.02.20) visited Copford Church of England Primary School, to see for herself the problems the school is having in regard to the deteriorating condition of four of its classrooms. Priti met Headteacher David Bome, who explained how leaking roofs, damp, …

Priti Patel MP with pupils at the Stanway Fiveways Primary School, holding the new books the MP donated to their library.

Priti visits Stanway Fiveways Primary School to discuss and promote literacy skills

Published on 27th January 2020 Published in Local News

Priti Patel, the MP for Witham has visited the Stanway Fiveways Primary School (24.01.20) to meet Head Teacher, Jackie Irwin, to discuss reading projects, improving literacy and Pupil Premium. The school has a particular interest in promoting reading, which fits in with Priti’s long term goal of continuing improvement in …

Priti addresses the students taking part in the Be Internet Citizens Workshop at Honywood Community Science School, Coggeshall.

Priti Patel visits workshop on internet citizenship at local school

Published on 27th January 2020 Published in Local News

The Witham MP, Priti Patel dropped in on a ‘Be Internet Citizens’ workshop held at the Honywood Community Science School in Coggeshall on Friday 24th January. The workshop is part of Google’s digital citizenship programme, run in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and You Tube. The programme was …

£3 million more in funding for local schools

Category: Local News Published: 26th November 2019 - 1:49 pm

Schools across the Witham constituency are set to receive almost £3 million more in cash as a result of representations made to the Government by Priti Patel, Conservative Party Parliamentary Candidate for Witham. Priti, who has held meetings with parents, governors and teachers from local schools and with Education Ministers …

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