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Education secretary to visit Haverhill schools

Wednesday, 17th November 2010.

Education secretary Michael Gove is to visit Haverhill to see the improvements and challenges at the town's two senior schools.

Castle Manor Business and Enterprise College and Samuel Ward College of Arts and Technology have both made large strides recently and the town's MP Matthew Hancock spoke about them in the House of Commons.

Now, at Mr Hancock's invitation, Mr Gove has promised to visit Samuel Ward and Castle Manor to learn of their recent improvements and of the challenges they face.

Mr Hancock told the House of Commons of the 'double dose' of recent achievements by the two schools -Castle Manor being awarded outstanding status and Samuel Ward becoming an academy.

He invited Mr Gove to visit to see for himself how the schools have achieved these improvements and make sure he understands the pressures on schools in Haverhill.

In his response Mr Gove announced that he would be ‘delighted to visit’ which will come as great news for both schools.

Mr Hancock said: “It was excellent to have an opportunity to tell the secretary of state how brilliantly Samuel Ward and Castle Manor are doing.

"I want him to see for himself the outstanding leadership and students in Haverhill’s upper schools, and to make sure he understands the pressures on them so their improvement can continue into the future.

"I look forward to the visit so everyone can show him directly the great work that is taking place, and the pressures on the two Haverhill schools."

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