New College sponsors Telegraph & Argus Teaching Awards

The Telegraph & Argus teaching awards were held at the Aagrah Midpoint in Thornbury on Thursday 15th March. The ceremony celebrated the outstanding work of teachers, support staff, governors and volunteers from across the district. There were 11 awards in total at the event which has been held every year since 2014.

Our Trust CEO, Pauline Hagen OBE, gave a keynote speech on the importance on social mobility and reaching children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Ms Hagen also presented the award for achievement, which was won by Anne-Marie Merifield, Executive head of St Edmund’s Nursery School in Bradford.

In attendance, along with teachers and support staff from the schools, were representatives from Bradford council and local business leaders. Michael Jameson, strategic director of children’s services at Bradford council, also gave a speech in which he reminded everyone that Bradford is the youngest city in the UK and it’s young people are it’s biggest asset.

The article from the Telegraph & Argus can be viewed here