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Education Secretary and Ofsted Chief Inspector visit St Agnes’ School

On 9th January, St Agnes’ Catholic Primary School in Cricklewood welcomed the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson and Ofsted Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman to the school. The two distinguished guests congratulated Headteacher Susan O’Reilly and Deputy Head Jennifer Hourihan for the school’s recent Ofsted inspection report, in which the school achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating. Gavin and Amanda visited a number of classes and observed the high standard of teaching taking place in a variety of subjects and age groups.

The two guests then sat down with seven pupils from Year 6 for a Question and Answer session. The pupils had prepared what they were going to ask and posed a number of thought-provoking questions, including asking Gavin and Amanda about their own primary school experiences and what changes they would like to see in primary education. The guests were also offered the opportunity to ask their own questions to the pupils. Gavin asked the pupils about the sports they play at school (netball, football and basketball) and what they would like to be when they are older (answers ranged from journalist to artist). The guests closed the session by wishing the pupils well in the next step of their educational journey, as they wait to hear which secondary school they will attend from September 2020.

Photos from the visit are available here: