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Careers team nominated for national award for leading the way

26 March 2021  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

During the recent National Careers Week, the Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) teamed up with the Gatsby Foundation to celebrate the many careers champions who work for the benefit of young people around the UK.  We are thrilled to report that the Careers Team at Richmond School have been recognised for ‘Leading the Way’ and nominated for a national award.

CEC were flooded with hundreds of stories of people, employers, schools and colleges whose careers-focussed work has made a positive difference to the lives of young people.

The ‘Leading the Way’ category is all about recognising those who go above and beyond; whose approach is inspiring, influential and empowering. Those that show tenacity to move careers focus from the margins and into the very heart of their institution.

Angela Wilmington, from North Yorkshire Business and Education Partnership  (NYBEP) who put in the nomination, said: “I have nominated the Richmond School Careers Leader for championing careers education and guidance against the turmoil of Covid-19 and the closures of schools in 2020 and 2021. You really have stood out as a Careers Leader with determination and drive in these last really difficult 12 months.

“I know all Careers Leaders and teachers have had a real tough job and it will take a lot of time and empathy for schools to get back to grips with the education and world of work missions that you are all on. It’s nice to know Richmond School is using all its resources to support you and the students to keep striving for the best career guidance possible.”

Liz Mannion, Careers Leader, said: “It is lovely to be nominated. Much of our careers support this year has been virtual and this has meant lots of new, exciting opportunities for students.  We have also had the support of Ruth Hamer working in the careers team. Ruth always goes the extra mile for our students, especially preparing them for apprenticeships.”

Jenna Potter, Headteacher, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and is down to the dedication, expertise and passion of our careers team.  To be nominated at a national level is a huge honour for Liz and Ruth and I am immensely proud of them.”

NYBEP is one of our partner organisations for work experience and careers education who work with schools and businesses to develop skills, inspire and nurture talent for tomorrow’s workforce.

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