Thanetís MPs, Laura Sandys
and Sir Roger Gale, welcomed Education Minister, Elizabeth Truss MP, to Thanet
to meet with students at two of the schools involved in the nationwide pilot of
the new International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate (IBBC).
Laura said It is very exciting
that Thanet is at the forefront of the IBCC pilot and the Minister was keen to
visit our local schools and hear how staff and students were getting on. The
students gave a fantastic presentation about their course which combines both academic and vocational elements. It was clear that
the course has been very popular indeed and it was inspirational to hear from
the pupils directly about how motivating an experience this has been for them.
This was the very first group of students studying for the new qualification
with whom the Minister had met and I am certain that she will have taken a
great deal away from the visit.Ē
Photo (from left to
right): Paul Luxmoore (Executive Head), Laura Sandys MP, Elizabeth Truss MP,
Sir Roger Gale MP, Kate Greig (Headteacher) at The King Ethelbert School.