Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education came JCoSS earlier this term to meet students and observe lessons. His first stop was a meeting with members of the JCoSS student parliament, including JCoSS’s own Secretary of State for Education, Lucinda in Year 8, as well as Prime Minister Indigo and Deputy Prime Minister Zachary both from Year 7. The students presented to Mr Gove the parliament achievements from the past year and Mr Gove noted with interest their favourite lesson – a History lesson with a difference where the students played a version of Deal or No Deal. Mr Gove then observed two lessons – a Science lesson and an English lesson. He also visited the PSRP, JCoSS’s unique provision for students on the autistic spectrum.
Mr Gove said ” I was delighted to visit JCoSS and see for myself the outstanding achievements that the school has made. I observed two lessons and was very impressed with the pupils, facilities and quality of teaching. I was also delighted to meet members of the student parliament – an impressive group of young and confident students, especially as they are only Year 7 and 8. It is clear that JCoSS is an excellent school and credit to the community.”