Jervoise School Visit


Last week, I joined Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt to visit Jervoise Primary School, near Weoley Castle, following their recent successful Ofsted inspection.

IMG_2057The Ofsted report is formal recognition for all the school’s hard work and efforts to make progress from their former inspection – they have now been officially classified as a “good” school. The successful inspection follows their achievement in winning the 2013 award for ‘International School of the Year’ from the British Council – another fantastic accomplishment.

Jervoise School aims to encourage their children’s creative capacity to develop, teach them how to make good choices and help them overcome cultural conditioning to become world citizens. Tristram and I were certainly very impressed by what we saw.

I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate both the staff and pupils on all of their hard work and progress – the inspection result is certainly very much deserved! The Shadow Education Secretary enjoyed coming to see the school for himself and I know that he echoes my sentiments.

Jervoise School is making fantastic progress, and long may that continue! Over the coming months I’ll be working with Birmingham City Council and schools across the constituency to ensure they can all Climb to the future.

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Richard Burden

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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