Last week Emma visited two schools in her constituency. She was the special guests at an awards ceremony at Wednesfield High School. The following day she went to meet the new leadership at Corpus Christi Primary School and visited the school to meet some of the children. Emma said: “I was pleased to visit Wednesfield High School and Corpus Christi Primary School.”

“Wednesfield High School were inspected in January 2017 and was found to be inadequate. Since then, the school has appointed a new head teacher and has taken several steps to improve the teaching, take on new teachers and improve the discipline in the school.

“I visited the school in December last year. It was really good to visit again and hear from the staff and pupils about what is being done to improve the school and improve outcomes for young people. I was delighted to attend Wednesfield High School’s Awards Ceremony and to attend as one of their special guests. It was a great opportunity to celebrate the talent, commitment and potential of their pupils.

“I also visited Corpus Christi which was inspected in February this year and also was found to be inadequate. I had a long discussion with the new leadership and was impressed with the different measures that they have taken in the last few months. A new head teacher has been recruited and will be starting soon. They have changed and improved the curriculum, they are improving their provisions for children with special educational needs, as well as taking steps to improve the quality of the teaching.

“I am pleased that both of these schools have reacted well to the poor Ofsted inspections they received. It is obviously really disappointing that they were rated as inadequate but I feel that the leadership and staff of the school are taking forward the right initiatives to rectify this situation and provide a much better education for their pupils.”

July 2018