Today, I was pleased to introduce Nick Gibb MP, to Jenny Blunden, the Chief Executive of Truro & Penwith Academy Trust, Chris Gould Headteacher of Chacewater Community School and Sarah Roby Chair of Governors.
The Minister received an update on the ground breaking work of the Cornwall and West Devon Maths Hub. Chris Gould is the Hub Lead and Colin Bacon is both the Strategic Hub Lead and Head of Maths at Truro and Penwith College.
David Walrond the Principal of Truro and Penwith College provided the Minister with a briefing on the outstanding work of the College in driving up standards of teaching and learning in Cornwall. From enabling schools to become academies to training a new generation of teachers to providing academic excellence and first class vocational learning opportunities to people of all ages across Cornwall.
Commenting on the visit Sarah Newton:
"Enabling children and young people to have the best possible start in life and a great education is a top priority to improve life chances for my constituents. I am impressed by the work of Chris Gould and the team at the College to help young people to get to grips with maths. I really struggled with maths at school and Chris's innovative approaches, drawing on the experience of maths teaching around the world is inspiring. Maths, science and technology are increasingly important subjects for young people to study. Not only are they really interesting subjects but help prepare young people for the well paid, interesting employment opportunities in growing industries in Cornwall and the rest of the U.K. "