Winners from north Suffolk have been awarded as among the most inspirational education champions in the county.
The winners, all nominated for Suffolk County Council’s Raising the Bar Awards, have been presented with top honours at the awards ceremony.
The the launch of the awards is aimed at celebrating success in education across the county, in a bid to drive up standards everywhere, with examples of best practice. The ceremony was last Thursday.
Among the winners was Isabel Tilbury-Larter of Stradbroke High School. Isabel has overcome significant challenges in her learning to achieve a good set of SATS results. Despite having dyslexia, Isabel has worked incredibly hard to make three levels of progress and has achieved a level 4 in English. It has helped to raise her confidence levels. She won in the Young Person of the Year category, for Years 7-11.
Kit Wells, of Federation of Gislingham and Palgrave Schools, won in the Governor, Trustee or Non-Executive of the Year category.
The judges felt he deserved to win because of his dedication as a school governor, commitment to embracing and embedding Raising the Bar across the federation and for the work he does with the wider education community.
Lianne Selwood of Occold Primary School picked up the Support Staff of the Year award. She won because of her amazing support to the class teacher, ensuring that everything is in place and ready for the day and for running breakfast clubs, being a mid-day supervisor and more.