I was delighted to welcome Schools Minister Nick Gibb MP to the constituency last week and to join him on a visit to Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy.

Under the leadership of principal Paula Arrowsmith the school has made significant improvements and was rated “Good” by Ofsted inspectors in May 2015, and so I was very pleased that the Minister was able to come and meet with staff and students, and see for himself the progress that has been made in such a short period.

After a tour around school which included a visit to the library, as well as history, science and Spanish classes, we had a lively and enjoyable question and answer session with a group of students.