Batley Business & Enterprise College were visited by Jo Cox, MP following their excellent Ofsted visit in June. The schools latest inspection report states they are making ‘rapid progress’ and improving in every area. The school is going from strength to strength this year and this summer sees a complete rebrand with a new name, new logo and new look. The school will be called ‘Upper Batley High School’ and the student leadership have designed the new logo and school uniform, the school is also being fully repainted and all new computers are being installed in August.
School numbers are increasing and there is a highly skilled staff team. New Headteacher Sam Vickers said “We are the school of choice for boys in Batley, our staff are all subject experts, achievement is increasing rapidly and we are already in the top 50% of schools for pupil progress in the UK, who knows what 2015 will bring. Our curriculum is designed specifically for boys to enjoy, inspire and enthuse learners.”
Jo Cox praised the school for their hard work this year and she also met Mohammed Raja, the newly directed Head boy of the school. Students at the school have been inspired by Jo’s leadership campaign and have consequently been learning all about democracy and politics. The entire school was involved in the voting process and students learnt about public speaking, hustings, the role of the returning officer and what to do in a polling station.
Jo Cox also met some Year 8 students who had written letters to her about her role as MP and she invited them to London to visit the Houses of Parliament. The students were very excited and can’t wait to visit.