THE Hathaway Academy’s business studies teacher, Emma Hughes, was recognised at a special event in the House of Commons recently.
Emma has been teaching at the Essex secondary academy since 2011 and was nominated for the award by Acting Principal Fatima Rodrigues.
Over 60 guests including pupils, parents, staff and MPs gathered in London to celebrate the many achievements of staff and pupils from across the Academy Transformation Trust family at a presentation afternoon held this month (11 July) at the prestigious House of Commons.
In total, 21 awards were given out to winners from The Trust’s academies in celebration of their hard work throughout the past academic year.
Fatima Rodrigues, Acting Principal, said: “Emma is an outstanding teacher who enthuses and motivates her pupils through a passion for her subject.
“Her inspiration and excellence as a teacher and motivator is borne out by the outcomes her pupils achieve, with her results always being on or above target.
“She has worked exceptionally hard this year to develop and embed strategies across the departments she manages, with outcomes for pupils being at the heart of all she does.
“Emma is an absolute credit to the Academy and incredibly deserving of this award.”
Joyce Hodgetts, Managing Director of ATT, said: “At ATT we are committed to recognising success and have over many years created opportunities to enable teachers, staff and pupils to be honoured for their achievements.
“We are proud of all of our staff and pupils and we are pleased to be able to reward their dedication with special events like the House of Commons.
“Congratulations to each of our winners and thank you to everyone at ATT for your hard work.”