Olive AP Academy – Thurrock had a great night at this year’s Thurrock Education Awards held on Friday 29th November 2019. The prestigious awards night brings together all schools, EYFS settings and colleges from across Thurrock.
There were over 430 nominations for the awards this year and Olive Academies was delighted that Adam Guilbert, Teacher at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock, was a finalist in the “Excellence in English or science, technology, engineering or maths” category.
Our very own Jackie Shepherd-Ashby went on to win the award for “Teaching and school support of the year”. Mark Vickers, Chief Executive of Olive Academies, joined the Thurrock academy team at the event and congratulated Jackie on her much deserved win which rightly recognised her expertise and commitment to supporting our academy students.
Councillor James Halden, Cabinet Member for Education and Health at Thurrock Council, spoke at the event, “We have so much to celebrate in Thurrock schools; together reaching 19,000 children, serving our most vulnerable and seeing only 1.5% NEET. Tonight is important to showcase Thurrock to strengthen our values of ambition & inclusion”
We know that awards aren’t everything but it was fantastic to see our highly skilled academy staff being recognised for their expertise by colleagues from other local schools and academies – and by the local community.