HARD-WORKING school and college staff from across Hampshire have been honoured at this years Education Awards.

The third annual ceremony was held virtually this month due to the ongoing pandemic.

More than 35 teachers, support staff, and governors received awards, judged by headteachers and a college principals.

Nominations were came from all educational phases including early years, primary, secondary, all-through and post-16.

Councillor Roz Chadd, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Education and Skills, said: “This has been a truly challenging year for our exceptionally hard-working teachers, support staff and volunteers.

“They have gone above and beyond to keep our schools and colleges going, in very testing and trying circumstances.

“This is a chance to say a very special thank you to all the award recipients who, along with their colleagues, have made a real difference, not only in helping grow our pupils, but in adapting, overcoming and coping with the additional pressures that COVID-19 has brought about.”

Among the winners were:

  • Alix Christopher - Community Impact Award - Barton Peveril Sixth Form College
  • Brenda Bunyan - Teaching Support Award - Whiteley Primary School
  • Gemma Tizzard - Apprentice Award - Crofton Anne Dale Federation of Schools
  • Janet McCann - Teaching and Learning Award - Forest Park School
  • Jan Lefley - Community Impact Award - The Romsey School
  • Susan Parish - Community Impact Award - The Romsey School
  • The Engineering - Club Wider Support Contribution Award - Ringwood Junior School
  • Trudy McKenzie - Futures Award - Eastleigh College