Headteacher’s Values Award Winner – Elissa Brown
The Headteacher’s Values Award was presented to Elissa Brown, in Year 11. Elissa was nominated by Mr Boulton-Lear, who said: “Earlier in the year Elissa often panicked whenever there was any form of assessment and lockdown was also a challenge for her. Since coming back into school at the end of home-learning, Elissa has had a real determination to succeed. She has shown independence in her preparation for her assessments and exams, clearly revising well. She has a fantastic, positive attitude. She has shown immense resilience in her application to study and in the way she has applied herself through the assessments. In particular, Elissa prepared a spoken language assessment, which she was really nervous about delivering. She had clearly spent a lot of time preparing this and I was immensely proud that she stood up in front of the class to speak. She could not complete this speech on this occasion because of her nerves but requested to have another go, which shows courage and resilience.
“In her written assessments, Elissa spends every second focused on the work and trying as hard as she can to succeed. She has had numerous star performers from me since the end of lockdown because she always applies maximum effort in class. She is the epitome of excellence and is a shining example of how making the effort and having focus leads to positive results.”