It was good to catch up with Principal Anton McGrath last week to hear not just about the sixth form college but also Longdendale and Rayner Stephens High Schools which are part of the same trust now.
I’ve been working with the college to lobby the Government on changes to BTECs which were of concern, and to understand how the new T-Level qualifications will work in practice.
I’m also very confident in the leadership teams we now have in place at Longdendale and Rayner Stephens, and the behaviour policies that have been introduced. There is also some specific additional work being done at Rayner Stephens around literacy. Most of all, it’s lovely to be able to get around schools and in the constituency again.