The Minister of State for School Standards, The Rt. Hon. Nick Gibb MP, has praised pupils and staff at Cotmanhay Junior School whilst on an official visit to the school.
During his visit, the Minister, who was accompanied by local MP Maggie Throup, took the opportunity to observe a maths lesson and listen to the school’s choir in addition to touring the school.
In 2018, Cotmanhay Juniors saw a 35 percent increase in the number of pupils reaching the expected level of reading, writing and mathematics at Key Stage Two, surpassing the national average and achieving the highest percentage increase of any Primary School across Erewash.
Speaking after his visit, Minister Gibb said:
“I was delighted to visit Cotmanhay Junior School with local MP Maggie Throup and see such a happy and well-behaved school environment. The choir we heard sing was of a very high standard as was the maths teaching we saw. A lovely school.”
Erewash MP, Maggie Throup commented:
“It has been a pleasure to bring the Minister to Cotmanhay Junior School to see the fantastic work that is being done by pupils and staff.
“Their success is testament to Mr Robinson’s strong leadership, with the school now achieving some of the best academic results in Erewash, whilst also providing a caring environment in which our children can begin to develop and grow as people.”
Head Teacher, Simon Robinson added:
"It was fantastic to have Maggie Throup MP and Nick Gibb, Minister of State at the Department of Education, visit us today to celebrate all the fantastic work we have been doing and our amazing achievements. Our guests watched a superb performance by the school choir, an inspirational art lesson and lessons in which pupils were able to demonstrate their excellent behaviour and accelerated learning."