Congratulations to all those nominated for LeicestershireLive Education Awards 2021

Huge congratulations to all our nominees in this week’s Leicestershirelive Education Awards. We certainly do have a talented bunch of colleagues and it’s great to see their achievements being recognised outside of the Trust.

Matthew Peet (Mowmacre Hill Primary School) has been shortlisted as Headteacher of the Year. Matthew said, “I am so humbled to be nominated for Headteacher of the year – Mowmacre Hill is a fantastic school and I am so proud of what the team has achieved over the past 5 years.  This award, I feel, is an award for the whole team, as without them our school would not be the fantastic place it is today.  It is a great privilege to watch our children grow each day – this is what makes coming to work a great experience. It is an honour to be nominated.”

Braunstone Community Primary School has been shortlisted as School of the Year. Head Teacher, Halil Tamgumus said, “It is an absolute honour having this amazing school shortlisted for school of the year. This is the one award that strikes a chord with us – it is the most pertinent. This is because our Ethos and Vision is all about togetherness – being there for each other – supporting each other – pushing each other to be the best versions of ourselves. Belong, Care, Persevere, Succeed.”

Olivia Knight (Finance Apprentice) has been shortlisted as Apprentice of the Year. Olivia joined Discovery Trust as a Finance Apprentice in April 2021 and is studying towards her Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting. Olivia said, “I feel very grateful and happy to have been nominated and still can’t quite believe it.”

Cameron Meany (Office Apprentice at Redlands Community Primary School) has been shortlisted for the Apprentice of the Year. Michelle Tobin, Headteacher at Redlands, said,“Cameron has been such an incredible apprentice and valued member of the team, our staff believed that he truly deserves to be recognised for all his hard work. Cameron works in a very busy environment and at such a young age (18), has handled many difficult and challenging situations with great humility and maturity. Sadly, Cameron is due to complete his apprenticeship very shortly and he will be incredibly missed at Redlands”.

Redlands Community Primary School has also had one of their pupils shortlisted for the ‘Sporting Success’ award. Lorenzo Martin started karting at the age of 4. At the age of 7 he made the move up into the Honda Cadet class, which is for ages 7-13.  Now at the age of 8, he has progressed from racing at club level to the higher Motorsport UK Events; currently in 2nd place in two championships and sitting 10th in another. This is a great achievement for him.

The LeicestershireLive Education Awards 2021 celebrate and honour the brilliant work and achievements of the region’s best schools and further education colleges. The awards which are headline sponsored by the University of recognise outstanding students, teachers and support staff members who have made a real difference or gone the extra mile to succeed.

The winners will be announced at the awards, which takes place on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at the King Power Stadium.

We wish all the nominees the very best of luck.

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