Gladesmore has been working with the Jack Petchey Foundation for many years and continues to be part of the Jack Petchey Achievement Award programme at the Gold level, which means we get to recognise 9 superb pupils and 1 outstanding leader for their efforts inside or outside of school during the academic year.
The Jack Petchey Achievement Awards celebrate pupils who go above and beyond; not necessarily just being the best but doing their best even in the face of adversity. Whether it is serving the local community, volunteering, or even managing to attend school despite challenging personal circumstances, we celebrate the extraordinary.
Each month there is a Jack Petchey Award winner. We keep children at the centre of the award by giving them a voice through the School Council, which comprises students from all key stages, led by Dr Misiewicz and supported by Mr Porter and Mr Hussein. The School Council vote for the winners in a secret ballot once all the nominations and citations are received.
Winners are given a prize of £300 which they can spend on a project of their choice within the school, as well as receiving a special certificate and medal in our Key Stage assembly. They are also invited to be celebrated at the prestigious Jack Petchey Awards Ceremony.
Previous winners have purchased: a digital piano plus 60 headphones for Music; 3 Chromebooks for Home Learning; two mini laminators for the English and AEN departments; 50 engraved silver trophies for Interform Competitions; a professional camera for Art; pre-fabricated solar and hydrogen powered educational kits for Science and finally, sports equipment to encourage female participation in PE.
In addition to the pupil awards, there is also a Jack Petchey Leader Award. This year the award was won by Charm Thomas and the GladeHygiene Team. School Council wished to recognise their dedication to keeping us all safe despite the difficult circumstances of the pandemic. Charm and the team were delighted with their award.