In November, three young people from Turnstone House, one young adult from Tower Hill and one young adult formerly from Avocet House were invited to attend the national engage in their future awards, which were held in Manchester.
The National Awards acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of students be it as individuals, teams or as a school. Nominations could be submitted against any of nine categories –
· Outstanding Personal Progress
· Outstanding Achievement
· Outstanding Personal Resilience
· Good Citizen Award
· Innovation and Creativity
· Team of the Year
· International Award
· Sports Student of the Year Award
· Success Story
An independent panel take the individual circumstances of each child into account as the journey through SEMH education is unique to each student. Acknowledging the context of the student’s accomplishments and progress is essential to making sure each nomination is judged on its own merits, not against generic benchmarks or expected standards.
All nominees receive a certificate and those that are short-listed are invited to attend the annual National Awards Ceremony to be presented with their certificate and trophy.
We are delighted that two young people from Turnstone House won awards for Outstanding Personal Resilience, one young adult from Tower Hill won an award for Leavers Success Story and another former resident of Avocet House won an award for Outstanding Personal Progress.