Rory Stewart MP has visited St Catherine’s Catholic School in Penrith, and met with Headteacher, Angela Hill.

During his visit Rory learned that one of the school’s teachers, Rebecca Davis, has been selected to represent the North West on a specialist maths programme which will see her, for this academic year, attend training led by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). Rebecca will then be able to apply the training to her personal teaching and also train another member of staff.

Headteacher Angela Hill said “We are very proud of the fact Rebecca is part of this Maths training. This approach to maths is very practical and builds on the children’s knowledge and ability to apply their learning. Next year, this will be extended to more members of staff in our school and the wider Penrith Hub.”

Rory Stewart said “St Catherine’s is a wonderful school with a lovely atmosphere and great facilities, and I am thrilled to hear that they are adding to these assets by engaging with the NCETM scheme. A good understanding of numeracy is important for everyday life, and St Catherine’s is really investing in its teachers and ensuring that its children have every possible opportunity to reach their potential.”

Image attached (Rory Stewart MP and Headteacher Angela Hill)

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