Barton Peveril Staff Shortlisted for Regional Awards

Steve and Donna in the Barton Peveril Glynn Library
Left: Steve Froud (Director of Students and Progress) Right: Donna Bennett (Teacher of Business)

Two members of staff at Barton Peveril have been shortlisted for awards at this year’s Hampshire Education Awards.

The Hampshire Education Awards have been established by Hampshire County Council and aim to celebrate the contribution of staff and volunteers within Hampshire’s education system. Entries are submitted by staff at Hampshire schools and colleges and then shortlisted by a panel of judges. 

Both Donna Bennett, Teacher of Business and Steve Froud, Director of Students and Progress at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College have been shortlisted to attend the awards ceremony this summer. 

Karen Roberts, Director of Business, Economics and Law nominated Donna for the Flying Colours Award for going above and beyond both inside and outside the classroom.

Karen said the following about nominating Donna for an award:

Donna is in her second year of teaching and entered teaching to make a real difference to the life chances of students from all walks of life. I see this in her teaching practice everyday. This absolute dedication, from someone so new to the profession is truly inspirational. Donna’s energy, focus and determination to make a difference has a positive impact on all those she works with; she makes us all want to do more.”

Donna commented on being nominated for an award:

I am very honoured to be nominated for this award.  I believe education is critical in giving all young people the best choices and opportunities possible to meet their potential. Teaching is a privilege and I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity by Barton Peveril to train as a Business Studies Teacher at this stage of my career. The Business and Law team here are so committed to providing the very best opportunities for learning and they have taught me so much. I am very proud to be a small part of such a progressive college and hope the experience I bring from industry can enhance the different courses and extracurricular enterprise opportunities we deliver.”

Jan Frost, Vice Principal for Students and Progress nominated Steve for the Improving Life Chances Award for making a difference to the achievements and personal development of disadvantaged and vulnerable students. 

Jan discussed her reasons for nominating Steve:

I nominated Steve because he consistently goes above and beyond to provide the necessary pastoral support for our students to achieve academic success. He has taken on a particular responsibility for supporting our care experienced students.  His accomplishments in this area are demonstrated by the volume of students, often the most vulnerable, progressing to positive destinations post-college.”

Steve discussed being shortlisted for an award:

I have the privilege of being part of a team that works hard to support the pastoral needs of our students to provide them with the opportunity to reach their academic potential. As the college’s ‘designated teacher’, I have had a particular focus supporting our care experienced students to navigate the demands of education whilst many of them approach being care leavers. I’m grateful to be recognised, on behalf of a much larger team, for the investment we make in supporting some of our most vulnerable students to navigate their time at college. Helping these young people secure a positive destination despite their life challenges is incredibly rewarding work.”

The award ceremony is being held on 27th June 2023 at The Great Hall, Winchester, where the winners for each award category will be announced.

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