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St Paul's Wins Three Education Awards

St Paul's Sixth Form team at the Celebrate MK Education Awards

Students and staff are delighted that we have scooped three awards in Milton Keynes Council’s Celebrate MK Education Awards held at Jury’s Inn on Wednesday 12th June 2019. St Paul’s was a winner in the Changemaker, Inspirational and Post 16 Team of the Year categories.

Mrs Jo-Anne Hoarty, Headteacher, said:  “It’s wonderful that St Paul’s has been recognised in this way.  This is a very proud moment for us all and acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our students and staff.”

The Changemaker Award, won by St Paul’s Communication Department (part of the School’s Learning Support SEND Department), recognised a sustained commitment and dedication to the education of children, young people and communities with whom they work, making a tangible difference to both achievement and aspiration.  A parent who nominated St Paul’s said:  “The Learning Support team is incredible – they see each child as an individual with unique needs and challenges and creatively find ways to ensure their specific needs are met to allow the child to fully engage in education.”

The Inspirational Award, which exemplifies how a young person has the ability to inspire those around them, recognised the achievements of Year 9 students Paige Pilkington and Megan Head.  The nomination said:  “These two young women have worked incredibly hard in setting up and running Girl Pack, a community charity aiming to make sure that girls stay in school and have a decent education.”  Girl Pack provides care packs to girls who are unable to afford or are too embarrassed to ask for sanitary wear.  The girls fundraise throughout the year, have successfully lobbied Milton Keynes Council to provide vending machines in schools offering free sanitary products and have even met with a Minister at the Houses of Parliament.

The Post 16 Team of the Year Award was won by St Paul’s Sixth Form team, including students, mentors, tutors and management, as they were considered to fully encapsulate the School’s mission statement “Love, Serve and Do the Best that is Possible”.  The nomination also praised students for being collaborative and supportive and highlighted their active participation in an extensive volunteering programme where they contribute hundreds of hours to local charities and fundraising.  Fiona Nodwell, Head of Sixth Form, said:  “We are extremely proud of our Sixth Form and feel very privileged to be a part of it.”

The Communication Dept collect their Changemaker Award

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