Category Archives: Education

Catherine congratulates ‘outstanding’ Throckley Primary School

Catherine McKinnell visits Throckley Primary School

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, paid a recent visit to Throckley Primary School to congratulate staff, pupils, parents and governors on their assessment as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. The school, which was placed in ‘special measures’ five years ago, was graded as outstanding by Ofsted in November 2013, in all four categories of assessment: achievement of Continue Reading...

Newcastle North MP urges Ministers to take on apprenticeships proposal for National Apprenticeship Week

Apprentice Group Shot

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has urged Ministers to mark National Apprenticeship Week (3rd-7th March) by making better use of the public procurement system to increase the number of places available. Speaking during questions to Business, Innovation and Skills Ministers in the Commons this morning (6th March), Catherine highlighted the Apprenticeships and Skills (Public Procurement) Continue Reading...

Catherine visits Student Law Office with Royal seal of approval

Catherine McKinnell & Northumbria law students

Newcastle North MP, and former Northumbria Law School student, Catherine McKinnell today visited Northumbria University, Newcastle, to see the work being undertaken by its award-winning Student Law Office. The University has recently been awarded The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for the outstanding community work of its Student Law Office. During the Continue Reading...

Newcastle MP joins Regent Farm First School Christmas celebrations

Regent Farm First School

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, joined parents, pupils and staff at Regent Farm First School last week (13th December) as part of their Christmas celebrations. Catherine was invited to visit the school by headteacher, Deborah Ashcroft, to hear more about the school’s significant progress in recent years.  She also met with parents, pupils and staff Continue Reading...

Catherine urges local schools to enter Clearspace competition

Clearspace classroom

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, is writing to all schools across her constituency urging them to consider entering a competition to win a new classroom. The competition, which is open to all schools across the UK, is being held by local firm, Clearspace Buildings.  Clearspace produces permanent, modular structures at its factory at Team Valley Continue Reading...