On Friday 16th May, the school was visited by Harriett Baldwin MP (West Worcestershire). Harriett had never visited the school before and in our Visitors’ Book, she described the school as a “hidden gem”. During the visit, which lasted about an hour and a half, Harriett visited most of the classrooms, talked to staff and children and asked lots of questions about what we are achieving and aspiring to achieve. The children within Mrs. McCutcheon’s class asked Harriett if David Cameron could visit the school to read to them. She replied that she would see what she could do! Overall, she was very complimentary about the school and thoroughly enjoyed her visit.
Mrs. Baldwin said: “Grove Primary School and Nursery is a real hidden gem which is working hard to improve and offer a great start for local children. It is offering an expanding nursery service and excellent after school clubs. The school has beautiful facilities and is clearly making progress. I wanted to pop in to the school to personally thank Mr Ridlinton and his team for all the hard work they are putting in at the school and I will be happy to pass on a letter to the Prime Minister inviting him to visit.”
Other comments that she made included that “teaching is very strong” and “the children behaved beautifully”. She also commented on the work that she saw around school.