18 JAN 2019

Gold stars all round for staff and pupils at Occold Primary School

Local MP, Dr Dan Poulter was delighted to visit staff and pupils at Occold Primary School today, particularly to congratulate them on their recent Key Stage 2 (KS2) results.

Occold Primary School is amongst a number of primary schools in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich who have seen an increase since last year in the number of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics.

Thanks to the hard work of teachers and pupils who have adjusted well to the reformed KS2 tests, the national average has increased from 61% to 64% this year. Occold have seen their results dramatically improve, from 50% in 2017 to a very impressive 80% in 2018.

Dr Dan was able to see for himself the enthusiasm and passion for reading amongst the pupils, taking time to enjoy a reading session in the school's library.

The pupils also enjoyed a brief Question and Answer session with Dr Dan and despite their young age, they were very informed on the latest political topics including, of course, the Brexit negotiations

 

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NHS 10-Year Plan (19 Feb 2019)
Daniel Poulter: The hon. Gentleman is right to highlight the Blair Government’s injection of cash into the NHS and the meaningful difference that that made to many patients’ lives. On the waiting-time targets, if we are serious about parity for mental health and physical health, we should reflect on the fact that historically there have not been access targets for mental health of anywhere near the same...

NHS 10-Year Plan (19 Feb 2019)
Daniel Poulter: The plan recognises that some proposals in the Health and Social Care Act 2012 were made in error when it comes to the transference of powers to public health bodies and local authorities. However, based on my reading of the plan, the omission from that list relates to addiction services. If we are serious about mental health and about improving care and reducing health inequalities in areas...