The first ever St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust virtual awards event saw the tremendous work of staff from 25 schools celebrated.
More than 250 nominations were received from staff across the Trust for their peers and there were 33 finalists including 11 winners.
The event was held virtually after a planned event at Pride Park had to be cancelled because of Covid restrictions.
Sean McClafferty, Trust Chief Executive, hosted the event along with speaker David Wells and Trust Chair Jacqueline Rodden.
Mr McClafferty congratulated all of the staff involved.
He said: “This is an evening when we came together virtually and celebrated and recognised the tremendous work carried out by all our colleagues who work across the Trust.
“We had over 250 nominations, nominations for site managers, TAs, cleaners, catering staff, technicians, admin staff, teachers, head teachers governors, Trust central team staff, in fact probably for every role that is carried out within the Trust.
“We selected 11 of those colleagues were nominated to receive these awards. The task of selecting the 11 from 250 was carried out by our Trust Board and me –it was a really tough task simply because we have so many wonderful people working within the Trust –it was both humbling and a privilege to read through the nominations. Every one of the 250 deserve an award.”
The event sponsor was Teaching Personnel and the Trust’s two charities, Rainbows Hospice in Loughborough and Bluebell Wood children’s hospice in Sheffield, were supported throughout the evening.
The 11 winners were:
Primary Teacher of the Year – Miss Drayton (St Mary’s Derby)
Achievement Award – Mr Miller (Holy Rosary, Burton-on-Trent)
New Teacher of the Year – Mrs O’Brien (St George’s Derby)
Staff Member of the Year (academic and pastoral) – Mrs Ball (St Thomas, Ilkeston)
Staff Member of the Year (academic support teams/central business services) – Ms Raiseborough (English Martyrs’, Long Eaton)
Team of the Year – Creative and Performing Arts (Saint Benedict, Derby)
Teacher of the Year (secondary) – Mrs Vause (Saint Benedict, Derby)
Governance Award – Reg Tabb (All Saints/St Margaret’s, Glossop)
Leadership and Management (primary/secondary) – Miss O’Leary (Blessed Robert Sutton, Burton-on-Trent)
Outstanding Contribution to Catholic Life – Rachel Rose (Saint John Houghton, Ilkeston)
Inspirational Member of Staff – Jacquie Boddey (St Joseph’s, Derby)
Picture: Mr Miller, recipient of the Achievement Award.