Suffolk: First nominations in for Raising the Bar awards
The first tranche of nominations has been received by Suffolk County Council for the Raising the Bar Awards.
The awards aim to motivate those making a positive contribution to education in Suffolk as well as helping to spread best practice in the county.
More than 180 nominations have been received in all 12 categories of the awards. In fact SCC has had so many nominations that it has decided to extend the deadline for submission to 1pm on Friday, February 28.
Some of the examples of outstanding effort in education include Vicky Hogg, headteacher at Thurlow CEVC Primary School.
She is up for the Excellence in Achievement award.
You may also want to watch:
Her nominator said: “Vicky has turned a failing school with no direction and with performance in the bottom quartile of all SATs measures into an Ofsted recognised ‘good’ school in under a year.
“Through Vicky’s leadership and her team’s hard work and dedication we achieved some of the best Key Stage Two results in all of Suffolk.
- 1 'Beautiful inside and out': Tragedy as mum dies 48 hours after giving birth
- 2 Jeffers set for Ipswich Town coaching role
- 3 'The manager has to impose his will... we'll give him the resources to do that' - Detmer on Cook's transfer funds
- 4 Ipswich Town reveal full retained list as six first-teamers get extended stays and eight depart
- 5 'The honour of my life' - Chambers' message to Town fans after departure confirmed
- 6 Former judge's widow on trial for sex abuse of young boy in 1980s
- 7 Woman taken to hospital after being hit by car
- 8 More than £23k raised in memory of mum who died 2 days after giving birth
- 9 Armed police box in cars on A12 after men seen 'fighting with swords'
- 10 Hospital waives car parking charges for 'those who need it most'
“All in all, a fantastic year’s work and a performance that the governing body are justly proud of.”
Another nominee is Claire Kent, who is up for the Innovation in Education and Skills award for establishing a Forest School in Clare. Forest Schools aim to inspire pupils by taking education outdoors and into a woodland environment.
She was nominated by St Edmundsbury borough councillor Alaric Pugh, who said: “This is an innovative educational approach responding to local need and the advantages of the Suffolk environment. Incredible dedication and commitment by entrepreneurial educationalists.”