LibLink: Mr Clegg Goes to Peterbrook

We’ve not often LibLinked through to the ‘Breaking News’ section of Peterbrook Primary School’s website. In fact we never have before. But their report of Nick Clegg’s visit, alongside local Solihull MP Lorely Burt, deserves a wide audience, and here’s a snippet:

Together with Solihull M.P Lorely Burt and an entourage of press and media broadcasters, Mr. Clegg came from London to see us so that we could share with him our curriculum developments using ‘Pupil Premium’ funding to support the learning and personal development needs of all pupils, with a specific focus at times, on those pupils who are eligible to receive Free School Meals. … Mr. Clegg was particularly keen to know more about this work and also the work of our new Child & Family Support Worker, Debbie Shaw, whose post is funded by Pupil Premium. Once again after a conversation with Debbie, he recognised the value of our intentions to create a meaningful partnership between ourselves, our pupils and their families. …

Perhaps the most unexpected element to arise from today’s visit was the personality of Mr. Clegg himself. You never get to see the complete picture of a person from their persona on television or from a newspaper. Today we all saw the real Mr. Clegg – the dad of three children, the man who is genuinely interested in connecting with people and the person who has that unique ability to make an instant positive impact upon children and make them feel important and valued, as the photographs clearly show. He is a natural teacher.

You can read the full report at Peterbrook’s website here.

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3 Comments

  • John Carlisle 30th Jan '12 - 6:22am

    So, what is new? Nick is the most genuine politician I have met. We could not do better!

  • He’s a real politician, all right.

  • I’ve only met him once (at a local fundraiser while Ming was still leader) but was impressed by his ability to take a real interest in the people he was talking to and listen and respond properly rather than talk only about himself or his own interests (as many politicians tend to do). He came across as being sincere and a genuinely nice bloke.

    He was completely clueless about opinion polls though 🙂

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