James Potts took time out from his busy day job, as Assistant to the Deputy Mayor of London, to speak with the sixth formers about his career pathway.


Since leaving St Edmund’s, James went on to achieve a Bachelor of Arts, Politics, at Nottingham University. He then became a Parliamentary Assistant in the House of Commons before becoming a Research and Support Officer in the Greater London Authority.


James went onto speak to the sixth formers about his St Edmunds experience and how it lead him to such a glamorous career, regularly meeting with politicians. He is due to meet Jeremy Corbyn tomorrow.  James talked about the implications of social media and twitter in the world of politics. He touched upon the issue of knife crime and media portrayal.

James was delighted to learn that Adeel Khan has a work placement arranged at the Labour Office for the MP for Wolverhampton South West, Eleanor Smith.


Mrs Hazeldine, Principal, said, “We are extremely proud of James’ achievements”.

Pictured with James Potts (centre): Usman Mahmood, Adeel Khan, Naomi Eguavoen, Silvia Konkwo, Sophie Tudor and Giancarlo Trinidad