Local MP Maria Miller has congratulated Basingstoke school and college teachers, as well as support staff, governors and volunteers who were celebrated at the Education Awards ceremony yesterday.
The annual Hampshire Education Awards, now in its fourth year, were established by Hampshire County Council as a way to recognise and celebrate the contribution of staff and volunteers in Hampshire’s education system, and to commemorate the impact of their work on the life opportunities of children and young people.
MP Maria Miller said, ‘I want to pay tribute to the contribution of local schools over an incredibly challenging year, and especially express my warm congratulations to Basingstoke’s Chiltern Primary School and The Costello School, which were recognised at yesterday’s Hampshire Education Awards. I am delighted that the incredible work they have put in over the past year has been recognised and celebrated in this way. Those working in education have worked incredibly hard to keep schools and colleges open during the pandemic –implementing measures like Covid-secure settings and remote learning – and they deserve our sincerest thanks for their devotion in ensuring that children and young people in Basingstoke continue to receive an excellent education.
There were 16 award recipients across 14 categories, as judged by school and college leaders. Nominations were invited from all phases of education including early years, primary, secondary, all-through and post-16 (sixth form and vocational colleges).
In Basingstoke, Randall Jull, Headteacher of The Costello School was awarded the Education Leadership Award, while Jane Jocelyn at Chiltern Primary School received the Teaching and Learning Award.