EDUCATION Secretary Gillian Keegan stopped off at a Stourbridge school to meet with local headteachers last week.

Peters Hill Primary School in Amblecote hosted the event on Thursday morning (March 30) after Stourbridge's MP invited the minister to visit.

The cabinet minister met with headteacher Simon Duncan and toured the school before sitting down with the leaders of six primary and secondary schools and Stourbridge's King Edward VI College.

Stourbridge MP Suzanne Webb, who is Parliamentary Private Secretary to Mrs Keegan, said of the visit: “I invited her because it is important for those in government to hear first-hand from those who are educating our children.

“It was a positive meeting where a host of subjects were discussed and the Secretary of State was given a good overview.”

Mr Duncan, headteacher at Peters Hill, said it had been a pleasure to welcome the minister and “show the amazing things that are happening across our school” and to talk about how education can be developed and supported in the coming months.

Mrs Keegan said it had been important to hear the views of local headteachers on a range of subjects and she paid tribute to Peters Hill Primary, saying: “What a fantastic school to visit, so creative, full of energy, brilliant teachers – the children were in great form.

“It was just wonderful to see them cooking hot cross buns at just six years old – there was sewing, editing, reportage on WW2. I can see why this school is so popular with parents.”