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Posted on: 14/03/2019

Jack Petchey Award

The Jack Petchey Foundation's flagship programme is its Achievement Award scheme – a reward and recognition initiative which enables schools to celebrate the achievements of their young people as well as receive additional funding. At the same time the Jack Petchey Foundation Leader Awards scheme highlights and recognises the incredible commitment of adults who work with schools and are dedicated to supporting young people. The awards give young people the chance to say ‘thank you’ to these incredible adults!

St Clere’s winners at the Awards event.

These testimonials were written by the nominating pupil/teacher and provide an outline of why they were nominated for an award.

Tobi Rowland plays in the basketball, athletics and cross-country teams and captains the football team. This shows his commitment to involving himself in positive extra-curricular activities. Tobi also shines in a classroom environment which is highlighted with 523 vivo rewards, accumulating only 1s and 2s in his latest report for attitude and home learning and high progress scores in all subjects. Tobi has a kind, supportive and polite nature that makes him a pleasure to teach and interact with around the school.

Isabella Medina Fowler will go above and beyond in every aspect for all subjects. This has resulted in her flight paths in both Maths and English increasing by an entire grade in year 8. She is also a year 8 mentor and a prefect. Isabella has 683 rewards points as well as being involved in sports day and the swimming gala. She has not received one late or equipment mark this year which further illustrates her positive attitude to school life.

Rhys Cotter is a model pupil and always strives to become the best that he can possibly be when focusing academically or practically. Rhys has won multiple awards for PE since his time at St Clere’s, including sportsman of the year, rugby player of the year and football player of the year, as well as achieving special honours in football, rugby, cross country, basketball and athletics. Rhys shows outstanding leadership skills and is always willing to help others to improve.

Within the last academic year Rhys achieved 350 vivo rewards and 100% attendance. His report also proves that he doesn’t allow his sporting commitments to interfere with his academic success as he is achieving above expected progress in all his subjects. Rhys is currently playing rugby at County and international level, as well as representing England at Gaelic football.

Maddison Ball has maintained an immaculate behaviour record throughout her time at this school. She is a model pupil in the way she behaves and acts within school. She demonstrates excellent perseverance and time management and her conscientious approach has allowed her to continue to make good progress across all of her subjects. Maddison manages to maintain all of this despite her commitments and dedication to Karate. In this sport her achievements this year are:

IKGA World championships: bronze in team                                                                                               Sewaki international championships: Silver in kata and Bronze in fighting.                                                      English championships: bronze in fighting and bronze in Kata.

Sean Corrigan has been playing the clarinet since primary school and is currently working on grade 6 material (There are only 8 in total so this is extremely high).

He has performed at the school Christmas Concert since starting school in year 7 and also plays at open evenings and formal occasions for the school. Sean is so talented that he was asked to play alongside professional musicians for the school musical of Bugsy Malone and Oliver staged at the Thameside Theatre.

Sean is also taking the GCSE Music Course in his own time and he is doing GCSE statistics after school as well. Alongside his activities in school he plays with the Thurrock Music Services in a jazz band, orchestra and ensemble.

Hannah Luke is a volunteer in the Stanford Le Hope and surrounding area fundraising team. Since joining the group she has raised over £32,000. Her activities included bag packing in supermarkets (approximately 50 days in total), quiz nights, discos, car washes and, following the annual appeal for Christmas presents, wrapping each present individually. Last year over 8,000 presents were given out to people in hospitals, refuges and to elderly residents in care homes. Hannah was also nominated for ‘young fund raiser of the year’ in the Festival Leisure Park Community Awards, where she reached the final and finished second.

Success Popoola has achieved 391 rewards points and zero behaviour points. Success won the Jack Petchey Speak-Out challenge regional final. She is a member of the Thurrock Youth Council, where she takes her role seriously and ensures that she acts as a vehicle for change whilst democratically representing the views of pupils at our school.

Jessica Ingram is her forms’ School Council representative and has been part of a working party to review school policies such as the behaviour and anti-bullying policies. She has 100% attendance and zero behaviour points.

In sport she is playing rugby for and captaining Essex and she helped St Clere’s to finish third in the South of England championship.



Mrs Claire Harrison (nomination written by a pupil)

In the past two years I hadn’t had a great start at St Clere’s, getting detentions  and being sent out of my lessons, but I wanted to try and make a change and I thought of Miss Harrison, and said to myself :"she could help me." So I went to her and asked for help and sure enough she provided loads of it. Miss Harrison has made me a better person from who I used to be and I can’t thank her enough for that. She didn’t have to help because she is very busy but she mentors me and helps massively. Miss Harrison deserves the Jack Petchey Leaders Award because she has helped me through my hardest times and she is supportive even though my behaviour sometimes lets me down. She is kind at heart and also works with a lot of other children like me so she deserves something positive like a Jack Petchey award, which is very highly thought of at St Clere’s.

I would just like to thank Miss Harrison for all of the support she has given me as I don’t know where I would be without her help. I know that I am just the spokesperson for other students who have the same opinions as me and with all our support she really deserves this award.

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