Almost 2,000 schools, colleges and youth organisations throughout London and Essex run the Jack Petchey Award scheme. The scheme is a reward and recognition initiative which enables schools to celebrate the achievements of their young people with each award winner receiving £200 to spend on a school related project. In addition there is a Jack Petchey Award for a member of staff in the school who has shown outstanding leadership in working with young people. For more information go to the Jack Petchey Foundation website: http://www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk.
Please see press coverage of, Zeenat Azeem, one of last year's Jack Petchey Award Winners who was invited to attend an Award Ceremony in February this year.
January 2015 student award winner: Laila Bashir, Year 10
Laila has made great progress from Year 7 to Year 10. Her attitude and presentation have been impeccable. As well as this she has shown a key interest in volunteering to run clubs, including one for boxing to support younger students.
November 2014 student award winner: Jack Whittaker, Year 9
Jack won the Jack Petchey Award for his outstanding representation of the school as a Sports Leader and in the Ealing Cross Country competition.
On Thursday 5 February 2015, Ms Blackburn attended the Jack Petchey Foundation awards evening with a group of student award winners. She was invited to attend the ceremony having been nominated by fellow staff and students to receive a Jack Petchey Outstanding Leaders Award for her work at Brentside High School.
"It was an absolute honour to be presented with this award alongside the students. As a teacher and Year Leader, I regularly encounter students' achievements at Brentside and receiving an award alongside the students was extremely rewarding."
Ms Blackburn- Year Leader, Y10
Ms Blackburn was allocated a monetary grant of £750 to spend within school to contribute to even more student success.
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