A great visit to the Academy of Cuxton Schools

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Along with my colleague Ward Councillor Matt Fearn, I visited the

Academy of Cuxton Schools this morning. The Schools are now part of the Primary First Multi Academy Trust, headed by Chief Executive Justin Smith. Justin used to be a Head Teacher at the Pilgrim School in Borstal.

Warmly greeted by the brilliant Head Teacher Sandra Jones, I was able to discuss various educational matters before touring the school , speaking to both staff and pupils.

Matt and I met vibrant staff with happy, confident and learning pupils.

On asking the Year 6 various times table questions, they quickly turned the tables on to me, asking “Can we ask you questions now!”
I am pleased to report that I came up with the correct answer!

In one of the year 5 classes it was great to meet a fantastic volunteer Marjorie Court, who first attended the school as a five year old in 1939.

Marjorie visits the school for a whole morning each week, helping with reading, maths and general duties.

Congratulations Marjorie, you epitomise the whole community ethos that we are all striving to promote in our Medway Schools.

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Thank you to Sandra and all of the Academy of Cuxton Schools for a warm welcome this morning.

We look forward to returning.

Photograph at top shows from left to right:

Justin Smith, Matt Fearn, Sandra Jones and myself.

 

 

 

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