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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Peterboroughs poor exam results bring out the Tories - all fighting each other. Meanwhile Shailesh Vara MP visits Glintons Arthur Mellows College

Shailesh Vara MP visiting Arthur Mellows Village College, Glinton, Peterborough, meeting with senior staff as well as having a discussion with pupils. The MP met with Chair of Governors, Mr Gilmour McLaren, and the Headteacher, Mr Mike Sandeman,

Peterborough exam results have set a new all time standard for being the lowest (35%) in the country, and the MP for this City 'non-stick Stewie' Conservative Stewart Jackson MP, is in the local newspaper astonishingly calling for the 'head' of the PCC Education Committee and Conservative Council Leader Holditch to be served up to him on a silver platter.

It is no secret that Cllr Holditch has long been using the appointment of school governors as a political tool "anyone that has applied to be a school governor and has Labour party membership will not be appointed a governor" This is taken from an address by Cllr Holditch, he gave to a meeting of school governors.     

If you think we are being unfair by dubbing Stewart Jackson - 'Non-stick Stewie' [hat tip to Teflon Tony] consider this: Instead of accepting that his lacklustre stewardship of his Peterborough parliamentary brief must attract a portion of the blame for the dire educational results in this City.  Mr Jackson continues to lash out and blame everyone except himself, the time he's spent 'tilting at windmills' and taking questionable overseas parliamentary trips; he could instead have been profitably employed chasing up and 'hammering' the educators to ensure Peterboroughs next multicultural generation ( most popular birth name in the City is Mohammed ) actually have a realistic chance of competing in years to come.

We cannot recall a single positive action or practical support, Mr Jackson has personally taken to improve the educational chances of the next generation.    

Meanwhile more positively his colleague and fellow Tory  Shailesh Vara MP was busy visiting Arthur Mellows Village College in Glinton, Peterborough, meeting with senior staff as well as having a discussion with pupils.

The MP met with Chair of Governors, Mr Gilmour McLaren, and the Headteacher, Mr Mike Sandeman, who both updated him on developments at the college.
Mr Vara had a discussion with pupils and enlarged on his role as a Member of Parliament and in Government with both the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Work and Pensions.

A wide range of topical questions were posed including some on the EU referendum, Student Loans and the development of Peterborough.
Shailesh Vara commented:  “I enjoyed my visit to the College and was particularly pleased to meet with its pupils as well as the senior leadership.
The College has worked very hard over the years to provide a consistent quality education and its Ofsted rating of ‘Outstanding’ is testament to this. As always there were some challenging questions from the pupils on a variety of issues.”

Mike Sandeman, Headteacher of Arthur Mellows Village College added: “It was a pleasure to see a sitting MP reach out to young people and engage with them on the topics of their choice. Mr Vara provided a template that many could learn from in terms of bringing young people into the political fold and involving them in the big issues of the day.” E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581

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