Local MP Stephen Phillips last week paid a visit to Witham St Hughs Primary School, which is currently consulting on whether or not the school should become an Academy. As a supporter of the Government's Academies programme, which has been demonstrated to raise standards and deliver the best outcomes for children, Stephen was keen to see for himself the work that the school has been undertaking in connection with the consultation and its exciting plans for the future if the change goes ahead. Shown around by headteacher Neil Spencelayh, Stephen met with staff and pupils during their lessons and picked up a thing or two which he didn't know along the way. "Like so many schools across the constituency, Witham St Hughs is brilliantly led, delivering excellent results for all the children who come here," Stephen said. "I'm really pleased to see the governors consulting parents and the entire community on the direction that the school should take, and I look forward to hearing the outcome of the consultation exercise in due course."
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