East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin visited Sir Christopher Hatton Academy to speak to a group of sixth formers about their future career prospects and share her own career experiences.
Today’s visit comes after Emma was recently appointed as the Wellingborough academy’s ambassador to help promote and support the school and its pupils.
Emma said: “Sir Christopher Hatton Academy is a fantastic school that aims high and delivers top quality opportunities for its pupils.
“I am honoured to help in any way that helps better the life experiences of its pupils.
“The sixth formers were intelligent, inquisitive and confident, a testament to what this top quality, state school produces.”
Vicky Bishop, CEO of Hatton Academies Trust and principal of Sir Christopher Hatton Academy, said: “Having the calibre of people like Emma share their experiences in the world of work is a good way of broadening our students’ horizons and giving them the confidence to excel and fulfil their dreams.”
Sir Christopher Hatton is the highest performing academy in Northamptonshire and is a national teaching school, and 81 per cent of its pupils go to university of which 25 per cent attend Russell Group universities such as Oxford and Cambridge.
It is only one of two schools in the country that has been award gold status for its work and achievements in delivering effective anti-bullying strategies.