News - Awards Night

Pride was the theme of Leek High School’s annual awards ceremony which took place at the Springfield Road school last week.

Headteacher Phill Evans spoke of the persistence, resilience, inquisitive nature, high expectations and determination to follow their dreams of the sixth formers and Key Stage 4 students who stepped forward to receive certificates from him.

Mr Evans said: “Success is not the absence of failure. It is persistence through failure. It is about keeping going when things don’t work out, overcoming the unexpected and being adaptable.

“The message tonight is well done to you all. We are proud of all you have done and we are looking forward to what you are going to do next.”

Among the many awards presented last Wednesday was an award for Achievement against the Odds in memory of Matthew Beardmore, an unforgettable former student who died in a road accident. This was presented to Drew Pitts.

Students Peter Knight and Andrew Hambleton were each presented with The Headteacher’s Special Award for their outstanding academic achievement in Maths. Teacher Matt Goodwin said: “In Year 8 these two each achieved an A* at GCSE, in Year 9 they gained Distinctions in Further Maths and, already, in Year 10 they have finished half their A level work and are looking to sit the exam early in Year 11. The pair have entered many competitions and achieved success and I am very honoured to teach them.”

Surprise award of the night went to retiring teacher Miss Ann Burnett who has served Leek High for 40 years in the Food Technology Department. Presenting her with flowers, Mr Evans said: “She has my thanks and the thanks of every student who has been fortunate enough to be in her classroom. It is a rare honour to serve with such a dedicated professional.”

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