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Best in Everyone Awards Celebrate Exceptional Pupils and Staff across United Learning

Best in Everyone Awards Celebrate Exceptional Pupils and Staff across United Learning

On Friday 24th June, pupils and staff from United Learning schools up and down the country joined together at The Queens Hotel in Leeds for this year’s Best in Everyone Awards ceremony.

Following two years of virtual Best in Everyone presentations, pupils and staff were once again able to share their achievements in person at this year’s live ceremony. Bespoke videos announcing the winners were also posted on United Learning’s Twitter account, giving over 10,000 peers, colleagues and families at home the opportunity to join in the celebrations.   

Over 600 nominations were submitted to the 2022 awards by primary and secondary academies and independent schools from across the Group. From these nominations, the judging panel which consisted of the Group’s Regional Directors and Sir Jon Coles, Chief Executive of United Learning, selected one winner in each of the 53 award categories.  

Sir Jon Coles, Chief Executive of United Learning, said: 

“Congratulations to all our highly-deserving Best in Everyone winners for their exceptional efforts, as well as those shortlisted and nominated for an award. After two years of celebrating our Best in Everyone award winners virtually, we were pleased to be able to welcome pupils and staff from across the Group to this year’s in-person event. The ceremony had a wonderful atmosphere, a lot of excitement, and we had some excellent performances throughout the evening. It was a great opportunity to celebrate what makes United Learning special and the best in everyone.” 

To honour their impressive achievements, each winner received tickets for themselves and several guests to attend the awards ceremony and black-tie dinner. Winners were presented with an engraved glass award by Sir Jon and Group Chair Richard Greenhalgh. All those shortlisted for an award received a framed certificate.  

Anastasia Maunder-Taylor, a Sixth Former at Avonbourne Girls’ Academy who won the Leadership and Service Award in her age range, said: 

“This came as an unexpected yet gratifying surprise. I feel honoured to have been nominated for this award and am extremely grateful for my school and teachers for all the wonderful opportunities and encouraging support they have given me throughout my time at Avonbourne.” 

Amy Patterson, Assistant Principal at Northampton Academy and winner of Secondary School Leader of the Year, said: 

“I never dreamt I would be nominated, let alone win. I am a small part of the school and the Leadership Team, and I want to thank my colleagues for the determination and ambition they display daily, creating a culture and ethos that delivers the best for our students. I am immensely proud to be a part of Northampton Academy.” 

Elaine Girvan, Nursery Nurse at Abbey Hey Primary Academy and winner of the prestigious Primary Lifetime Achievement Award, said: 

“I am honoured and delighted to receive this award; it really does mean so much to me. I loved every day that l spent at Abbey Hey, working with some wonderful colleagues and amazing children over the years. To get an award after so many happy times is such a bonus at the end of my career. Thank you so much.” 

During the ceremony, special musical performances were also given by William Hulme’s Grammar School student and winner of the Music Performance Award Eden-Haya Walters, as well as Team Create’s Samba band, made up of students from Coleridge Community College and Parkside Community College. 

Thank you to Arbor, Associated Architects, Barker Associates, Bowmer & Kirkland, Caterlink, Chartwells, and IDNS who kindly sponsored our 2022 awards. 

 

Award 

Award Winner 

School 

Video Link: 

Art 

Night 

Walthamstow Academy 

https://vimeo.com/722647838/b3d666534b 

Business 

Sarah 

Kettering Buccleuch Academy 

https://vimeo.com/722334923/d3b1329854 

Classics 

Yifei 

Surbiton High School 

https://vimeo.com/721685595/0a5e0b9465 

Creative Writing 10-13 

Jasmine  

Midhurst Rother College 

https://vimeo.com/722334955/b5e948a478 

Dance 

Emily  

Shoreham Academy 

https://vimeo.com/721685561/8418c5ea6f 

Drama 7-9 

Henry  

AKS Lytham 

https://vimeo.com/722723377/6908fd2f3a 

Drama 10-13 

Georgia  

Lincoln Minster School 

  

English Literature 10-13 

Alexia  

The Regis School 

https://vimeo.com/721686763/818e6b0ace 

Geography 7-9 

Summer  

Glenmoor & Winton 

https://vimeo.com/722335011/83aaefd9f7 

Geography 10-13 

Joe  

Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology 

https://vimeo.com/722335068/82b133a5d9 

History 10-13 

Rosie  

Kettering Buccleuch Academy 

https://vimeo.com/722648032/04566ffd63 

Maths 7-9 

Yusuf  

Paddington Academy 

https://vimeo.com/726720173/320e47c5fd 

Maths 10-13 

Oliver  

Ashford School 

https://vimeo.com/721685463/442228b646 

MFL 7-9 

Holly  

Barnsley Academy 

  

MFL 10-13 

Acacia  

The Albion Academy 

https://vimeo.com/721686860/1fe5ccf2bc 

Music Composition 

Alicia  

AKS Lytham 

https://vimeo.com/721408179/4acdb51ca9 

Music Performance 

Eden-Haya  

William Hulme's Grammar School 

https://vimeo.com/721686918/3a45ec5aff 

Religious Studies 

Luisana  

Glenmoor & Winton 

https://vimeo.com/721685691/61a8d36538 

Science 7-9 

Grace  

Shoreham Academy 

https://vimeo.com/721698740/0db8dffb31 

Science 10-13 

Madeleine  

Kettering Buccleuch Academy 

https://vimeo.com/722648365/16ff72de99 

Social Science 

Isabella  

The John Roan 

https://vimeo.com/722648408/5344d29d59 

Technology 

Michal  

North Oxfordshire Academy 

https://vimeo.com/721685632/7b72058ee2 

Team OTY 

Coleridge Music Ambassadors 

Coleridge Community College 

https://vimeo.com/721686038/27dd4de8f5 

Sports Team OTY 

Netball U14 

Glenmoor & Winton 

https://vimeo.com/721685888/375070b0b4 

Sportsman OTY 7-9 

Harvey  

Glenmoor & Winton 

https://vimeo.com/721685978/81d27cf9ae 

Sportsman OTY 10-13 

Zack  

Shoreham Academy 

https://vimeo.com/721685943/7cdeb69e5f 

Sportswoman OTY 7-9 

Isabella  

Salford City Academy 

https://vimeo.com/722335561/a5f7f9bd56 

Sportswoman OTY 10-13 

Isabelle  

Surbiton High School 

https://vimeo.com/721686009/0932c8a68e 

Leadership & Service 7-9 

Vanessa  

Salford City Academy 

https://vimeo.com/722335366/8568fc82eb 

Leadership & Service 10-13 

Anastasia  

Avonbourne Girls' Academy 

https://vimeo.com/721685439/1f4aee17bb 

Primary Pupil of the Year 

Krish 

Banstead Prep School 

https://vimeo.com/722722532/b2eae34dfa 

Secondary Pupil OTY 7-9 

Hugo  

Parkside Community College 

https://vimeo.com/722647712/44e232cd4a 

Secondary Pupil OTY 10-13 

Lily  

The Hyndburn Academy 

https://vimeo.com/721687151/0dd661342c 

Primary Young Hero of the Year 

Rhys 

Swindon Academy 

https://vimeo.com/722648318/475beaa7ac 

Secondary Young Hero OTY 7-9 

Diesel  

The Hyndburn Academy 

https://vimeo.com/721687232/9ad1ec7009 

Secondary Young Hero OTY 10-13 

Mhamad 

Sheffield Springs Academy 

https://vimeo.com/722647785/602c95d6fd 

Primary Staff Team of the year 

Team around Afghan Refugees 

William Hulme's Grammar School 

https://vimeo.com/721687059/10eb8c4afd 

Secondary Staff Team OTY 

Sixth Form Team 

Surbiton High School 

https://vimeo.com/722896488/119663e629 

Primary Teaching Assistant of the Year 

Julie Page 

Lincoln Minster School 

  

Secondary Teaching Assistant OTY 

Dawn Williams 

Paddington Academy 

https://vimeo.com/726719159/8da28cdeb5 

Primary Support Staff of the Year 

Joanne O'Hara 

Marlborough Road Primary Academy 

https://vimeo.com/721687093/e6fad20ce7 

Secondary Support Staff OTY 

Nusrat Amin 

The Hyndburn Academy 

https://vimeo.com/721698330/2f3a323c60 

School Governor OTY 

David Marsden 

William Hulme's Grammar School 

https://vimeo.com/721687166/f9f3d372ff 

Primary ECT of the Year 

Tia Shawyer 

Hill View Primary Academy 

https://vimeo.com/722648240/3681becc25 

Secondary ECT OTY 

Sajida Ali 

The Totteridge Academy 

https://vimeo.com/722721244/b5b12a8f52 

Primary Inspirational Teacher of the Year 

Stella Clark 

Banstead Prep School 

https://vimeo.com/721686959/028384a978 

Secondary Inspirational Teacher OTY 

Rebecca Lees 

Salford City Academy 

https://vimeo.com/722335477/7d479795e1 

Primary Lifetime Achievement Award 

Elaine Girvan 

Abbey Hey Primary Academy 

https://vimeo.com/721687037/ddee9dc25c 

Secondary Lifetime Achievement 

Rod Clayton 

Avonbourne Boys' Academy 

https://vimeo.com/721684268/8c1406769b 

Primary School Leader of the Year 

Catherine Horton Hale 

Hunningley Primary 

https://vimeo.com/722335424/aafc1709ad 

Secondary School Leader OTY 

Amy Patterson 

Northampton Academy 

https://vimeo.com/722335510/31fd8f79b2 

 

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