Two members of Winchesters education stuff are among a large group of people celebrated by Hampshire County Council.

Hampshire’s most dedicated and innovative education staff have been honoured in the County’s Education Awards at the Great Hall in Winchester.

Award recipients were selected by fellow educators from nominations submitted by many of Hampshire’s 500-plus schools and colleges, well over 90 per cent of which are rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted – so again this year the bar was set very high.

Congratulating the award recipients and nominees, Cllr Roz Chadd, deputy leader and executive lead member for children’s services, said: “Hampshire County Council’s Education Awards are an opportunity to say a very special ‘thank you’ to every member of staff, governor, and volunteer, whether they have been singled out for an award or not.

“The work of each and every one of them is important, appreciated and valued by colleagues and County Council.

“Staff, governors and volunteers in our schools and colleges go above and beyond to support pupils to achieve highly, make great progress and grow into young people of whom we can feel proud, whatever their abilities.”

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

Award recipients from Winchester included the Wellbeing Team at Sparsholt College, who focused on helping students succeed, stay on course and achieve their qualifications.; and Chris Wilson, also at Sparsholt College. Chris approaches his duties with the highest level of professional expertise and demonstrates an exceptional commitment to the achievements and safeguarding of learners.

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