On Thursday October 18th the College was proud to receive a visit from Jon Trickett MP. Jon has been the Member of Parliament for Hemsworth since a 1996 by-election. He was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government under the (then) new Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn in September 2015, before being appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in July 2016. He held this position until the shadow cabinet reshuffle in October 2016.
Jon is a passionate advocate for social mobility and champions the role of schools in opening up opportunities for young people – especially those which serve disadvantaged communities. Thus he wanted to see the excellent work that Minsthorpe Community College is doing in raising the aspirations of its students and providing them with successful progression routes into employment, further and higher education.
At my visit to Minsthorpe College, I was inspired by the hard-working teachers and pupils, who all had a strong appetite to learn. It's vital our schools are properly funded, so we can get the best out of every child, no matter what circumstances they are in. pic.twitter.com/Vjl1HSeVcn— Jon Trickett (@jon_trickett) October 24, 2018
During his visit he was able to visit a number of lessons and talk to students and, as you can see from his video message, he was clearly impressed by what he saw. The qualities that he saw were recently acknowledged by Ofsted in May 2018 and the College continues to shine as a beacon of opportunity for students from the SESKU region.