Category Archives: Education

Newcastle MP backs constituent’s Kenya education charity

Catherine McKinnell MP  Jennifer Wood (Hands up for Action)

Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell has joined forces with her Chapel Park constituent, Jennifer Wood, to support Hands Up For Action - the Kenya-based charity she founded three years ago. Jennifer, 26, has worked tirelessly to improve the educational prospects of children and adults in Kenya following her first visit to the country at the age of 18. After studying for a Continue Reading...

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...