Last week I was delighted to attend a North West Confederation of British Industry (CBI) event at Liverpool University, which I was invited to by West Kirby resident Damian Waters, a director of the North West CBI.
The meeting brought together people from many different sectors, such as business, training and education and was an opportunity for me to tell them what the government was doing to create jobs and growth in the region and across the UK and it was of course also an opportunity for them to tell me where they believe some of the pinch points are and what we as a government can do to make regulation and processes a little easier.
I will make sure the information I gathered is fed back to the relevant departments.
On Friday it was an absolute pleasure to visit Woodchurch High School along with the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove MP.
The Secretary of State met with teachers, governors and students to talk about the issues that matter most to them.
Mr Gove called in to a Spanish lesson which he thought was “fantastico” and also visited a science lesson where the students were dissecting a heart to learn how it makes the body work.
While there he also learned how the Government's very successful Pupil Premium scheme allows the school to offer many out of hours schemes, including summer school.
Woodchurch High School, which has become an academy, is a really progressive school and it’s clear that the head, Rebekkah Phillips, along with her team of teachers and support staff are absolutely committed to giving the very best education, as are all schools in Wirral, to their pupils.
I was delighted that Michael Gove was able to see at first-hand what a great job they do.
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