Visit to Easton Garford School near StamfordPosted: May 20, 2013
It was great to visit Easton Garford School to congratulate them on gaining primary school status.
I supported the school’s application as I know how crucial rural schools are to the families and communities in Corby and East Northamptonshire. Everyone involved at the school is really proud of the education they offer and the future looks incredibly bright for Easton Garford.
I was particularly struck by how confident and enthusiastic the children were, and it was great to spend some time with pupils and hear about what they want to do when they grow up.
I was also questioned by the school council, which was made up of representative boys and girls from each class. The children asked me questions such as “What is your least favourite thing about being an MP?”, “What do you do in your job as an MP?” and “We are a small school, would you be able to help us with the money side of things?”
Headteacher Nicola Wynne was only appointed as Headteacher last September, but her enthusiasm and leadership skills along with the support of an excellent, dedicated teaching and support staff, have really raised standards in Easton Garford school. It was her drive and initiative, along with the support of the school governors and local community that led the school to achieving primary school status from September 2013.
I wish the school all the very best for the future.