Tamworth’s MP. Christopher Pincher, last week visited Flaxhill Junior School to congratulate head teacher Richard Lane and his staff on being named the West Midlands Pupil Premium School of the Year in 2014.
The school won the award over tight competition from other schools in the region to be invited to London to receive the award from the Deputy Prime Minister. The school recently became part of the Mercian Primary Academy Trust.
Mr Pincher said, “It was a real pleasure to visit the school and meet enthusiastic staff and motivated children all working hard together. Even after a short visit, you can see why Flaxhill won – all the children were working away, focused on their work, enjoying their classes and really well-behaved.
“Of course, there is always room for improvement and right now the school is focusing on delivering better maths results. However, it is clear that Flaxhill is doing really well and it has been properly rewarded with recognition. Teachers also raised with me the amount of administration placed upon them by Ofsted, the schools inspectorate.
“I think we all agree that schools should be rigorously checked but I will certainly raise the administrative burden concerning teachers with Education Secretary Nicky Morgan. I know she is also looking at this issue and has recently consulted teachers about how the situation can be improved.”