Barton Peveril Sixth Form College Principal, Jonathan Prest, has won the Award for Education Leadership in the Hampshire Education Awards 2022. Prest received the accolade at an awards evening in the Great Hall, Winchester on Tuesday 5th July 2022.
Award recipients were selected by fellow educators from nominations submitted by many of Hampshire’s 500-plus schools and colleges.
Jonathan Prest also spoke about his achievement:
“It has been an honour for me to win this award after 35 years working in five Hampshire and Southampton Sixth Form Colleges. I am extremely proud of the education community of Hampshire. Of course the real satisfaction for me is seeing our students grow in confidence, become adults and move on to the very best opportunities after College. It is wonderful to see how involved they are in the wider college community: the sports, performing arts, debating, volunteering, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, trips and visits and so much more which makes up a meaningful and broad sixth form education.
“I am very aware that a secret of Barton Peveril’s success is our staff who share the strongest commitment to supporting, encouraging and inspiring our students. Then there is the quality of leadership at all levels including my Deputy Rob Temple who has worked with me for 11 years and takes over as Principal in August. So I know that whilst I may have walked off with the award, the achievement belongs to everyone in the College.”
“Huge commitment and dedication”
Commenting on Jonathan Prest’s award, judges at the event said:
“Jonathan has demonstrated huge commitment and dedication to all of the roles he has held, always striving for the very best for the young people in his care. During his career, which includes working in five colleges in Hampshire, he has been tireless in his pursuit of excellence for all. His last 14 years have been as Principal at Barton Peveril 6 th Form College who describe him as an inspirational leader who has continually articulated the journey of improvement and development.
“Jonathan values the contributions of all staff. He leads by example, is tenacious and works extremely hard. His significant strengths in both Education and business has led to investment in the college which has attracted more students and consequently better provision for the students. Inclusion is at the heart of all Jonathan’s work and the college actively supports and celebrates the diverse nature of all its students.
“Jonathan is extremely deserving of this award. He is retiring this August and should be very proud of the superb institution that Barton Peveril has become under his leadership. A very well deserved Award, Congratulations Jonathan!”