Local MP Maria Miller joined staff, parents and children at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School for the launch of their new Parent Council and new phonics reading scheme.
The new Parent Council, which has come about following the School’s academisation with the Mother Teresa Roman Catholic Academy Trust, is intended to give parent representatives a stronger voice on important issues regarding their children’s education, working in partnership with the school on key priorities.
The School has recently purchased more than 600 new books, with sponsorship and fundraising, and is instituting a new phonics based reading scheme, which will see every child having an individual reading record. As part of the new reading scheme, parents are volunteering to come into the school on a regular basis to read with the children, over the next two terms.
Maria said: “I was delighted to come into St Anne’s Primary School for the launch of the Parent Council and this exciting reading scheme. I will look forward to hearing about the progress of both of these new initiatives in the coming months.”