Experience Corby

Corby Telegraoh front page - 4 Sept 2013

One of my 6 pledges is to help young people find good jobs and support local business. This is why I am delighted to have set an exciting new project with Tresham College called Experience Corby.

Experience Corby is a scheme aimed at young people who have struggled to get a foothold in the jobs market. It seeks to provide young people with a first step on the road to a fulfilling career through gaining work experience with a valued employer in the town.

Would your company consider giving a local young a work experience placement? Read the rest of this entry »


Visit to Easton Garford School near Stamford

Easton Garford School

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. Read the rest of this entry »


Irthlingborough Junior School are “Good”

Irthlingborough Junior School

Today I visited Irthlingborough Junior School to celebrate the school’s recent ‘Good’ Ofsted report.

The banner has been created by the school to say thank you to parents, carers, governors, teachers and the children for all their hard work and support.

Under the new, stricter Ofsted inspection criteria schools need to meet higher standards in all categories.

Mrs Susan Drake, Head Teacher, Irthlingborough Junior School said:

“We are incredibly proud of our report which highlights how well the children achieve and behave at our school. Our staff and governors have worked tirelessly to ensure that all children enjoy their education and the challenges of learning. We will continue to build on the school’s success”.

I’m delighted that Irthlingborough Junior School have received a Good rating by Ofsted and everyone at the school should feel proud of this achievement.

In Corby and East Northamptonshire we have great children who want to succeed. To do so they need the resources, like committed staff and good facilities.

In Irthlingborough Junior School the children have both and I am keen to support all of our schools to make sure all children have the best possible education.