Pupils and staff win awards for achievement

December 19 2018

Castle School and Marlwood School, which feature in the bleak documentary ‘School’ currently on BBC2, and New Siblands School, have seen both staff and pupils take to the podium for their educational successes.

Their nominees were amongst over 100 pupils and staff from 18 different schools put forward by peers and headteachers in the South Gloucestershire Secondary Education Awards 2018. 

The categories were; ‘outstanding progress’, ‘outstanding contribution to a school and wider community’, and ‘staff who have made an exceptional contribution to improving student’s outcomes. 

At Castle School, the staff winners were Sue Riddell who’s Head of Science, and Ally Budd the student centre manager.  The pupils were Yuhan Jiang (outstanding progress), Jack Viles (outstanding progress), Thomas Payne (outstanding contribution) and Cerys Dutfield (outstanding contribution). 

19 year old Jack Viles was described by teachers as a ‘determined young man’, whose positive attitude and commitment saw him achieve 3 A* grades and a place at Exeter University. 

Marlwood School’s award winner was teacher Sharon Reynolds. 

Council Leader and Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Employment Cllr Toby Savage said:  “A massive well done to all our winners, you are a testament to the fact that, whatever level of study you are in, having the right attitude and working hard always pays off.”