On Friday 26 April, twelve lucky students enjoyed a masterclass in presentation skills from Nick Boles, Member of Parliament for Grantham and Stamford.

Mr Boles made a special visit to the academy to help students preparing for their Speaking and Listening assessments.  He gave two unscripted talks on topics chosen by the students, then discussed the pros and cons of both speeches.

Mr Paddison (Curriculum Team Leader – English) said, “It is so rare for students to get a chance to be taught about rhetoric by a serving MP!  Our students really enjoyed the session and everyone said they felt more confident about their assessments thanks to Mr Boles.”