Michael Gove at Woodchurch High School Jan 2014

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undefinedEducation Secretary Michael Gove visited Woodchurch High School, Wirral, to meet staff and students. The school is in the process of becoming a Church of England Academy, and Mr Gove has been much in the news headlines recently.

He was accompanied on the visit on 31 January by Esther McVey, MP for Wirral West and Minister for Disabled People.

At Woodchurch Mr Gove met the governing body and senior leadership of the school, then toured the building, looking in on a variety of lessons. He saw students dissecting hearts in a science lesson, and also visited the school farm.

Headteacher, Rebekah Phillips, said: “The visit was hugely important for the school, as it was a clear vote of confidence in the staff and the governing body, as well as deserved recognition for the hard work of all our pupils.”

The Archdeacon of Chester, the Ven Michael Gilbertson, who is on the school’s governing body, said: “This is a boost for the school, which is doing a tremendous job serving local children. We are looking forward very much to welcoming Woodchurch more closely into our diocesan family of schools.”

PIctured above MIchael Gove with Esther McVey (centre) and headteacher Rebekah Phillips