Category Archives: Education

MP Catherine given guided tour of Kingston Park Primary exhibition

Catherine McKinnell at Kingston Park Primary

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has been given a guided tour of Kingston Park Primary’s special End of Year Summer Exhibition by award-winning pupils at the school. The annual exhibition, which this year had the theme of ‘United Worlds’, displayed an impressive range of creative, literacy and numeracy work – with each school year focussing Continue Reading...

Catherine joins Lemington schoolchildren for WW1 cemetery visit

Catherine McKinnell - CWGC Lemington Cemetery visit

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, was joined by pupils from Lemington Riverside and Waverley Primary Schools this morning (13th June) for a World War One-related visit to Lemington Cemetery on Union Hall Road. Organised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the visit took place as part of the 100th anniversary commemorations of the First World Continue Reading...

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...