Andover School staff among hosts of winners at Hampshire County Council event


A TEACHER and school apprentice from Andover are among a group of Hampshire County Council staff honored for their service to education.

Hampshire’s most dedicated and innovative education staff have been honored at the County Education Awards at the Great Hall in Winchester. The winners were selected by fellow educators from nominations submitted by many of Hampshire’s more than 500 schools and colleges, of which over 90% are rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted – so again this year, the bar has been set very high.

Among them was recently graduated teacher Jessica Armstrong, from Mark Way School in Andover, who developed the school’s drama department and encouraged students to have the courage to stand up and perform in front of them. others.

Another recognized Andover school employee was apprentice Tia Fisher, from Icknield Special School.

Tia arrived at Icknield 18 months ago and has formed positive relationships with the children and her colleagues. She is praised for her responsiveness and caring for the children, which supported their communication needs and their engagement in their learning.

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Congratulating the winners and nominees, Cllr Roz Chadd, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Senior Executive Member for Children’s Services, said: ‘The Hampshire County Council Education Awards are the opportunity to say a very special “thank you” to every staff member, governor and volunteer, whether they have been recognized for an award or not. The work of each of them is important, appreciated and valued by colleagues and the Departmental Council.

“I regularly hear about the outstanding work of teachers, lecturers, leaders, in-class and out-of-class support staff and volunteers in Hampshire schools and in post-16 provision across the county. . The staff, governors, and volunteers of our schools and colleges go above and beyond to help students succeed, make great strides, and become young people we can be proud of, whatever their abilities. »

The awards were co-hosted by Cllr Chadd and media personality Gyles Brandreth, with entertainment from musicians from the Hampshire Music Service, which provides music lessons to schools.

The full list of winners was:

  • Flying Colors Award for Newly Qualified Teachers: Jessica Armstrong, The Mark Way School, Andover
  • Laying the Foundations Award for school staff who have focused on effective teaching and learning, and also forged excellent and innovative partnerships with families: Early Years Foundation Stage Team at Four Marks Primary School , near Alton
  • Teaching Support Award for Classroom Support Staff: Zena Chapman, The Hurst School at Baughurst
  • Futures Awards for staff impacting the future career progression of young people: Clare Mack, Crookhorn College, Waterlooville
  • Broader Support Contribution Award for Roles Outside the Classroom: Wellness Team, Sparsholt College, Winchester
  • Educational Leadership Award: Jonathan Perst, Principal of Barton Peveril Sixth Form College
  • Governance Award, focused on the contribution of governors to school improvement: Chris Wilson, Sparsholt College, Winchester
  • Teaching and Learning Award: Samantha Jones, Farnborough College of Technology
  • Apprenticeship Awards for school staff undertaking an apprenticeship, with a focus on how they inspire others and the impact the learning has had on the school: Zoe Duff, Manor Infant School , Farnborough and Tia Fisher, Icknield Special School, Andover
  • Improving Life Chances Award for staff who make a significant difference for disadvantaged or vulnerable children: Jeff Bird, Learning Support Assistant at Colden Common Primary School
  • Community Impact Award, for staff or volunteers who have contributed to the partnership between the school and its wider community: Sarah Holloway, Calthorpe Park School, Fleet
  • Outstanding Contribution to Education Award, focusing on staff whose work has been transformative or for sustained performance over time: Jacky Halton, Principal, Crofton Hammond Infant School, Fareham

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