Nothing is impossible for some

18th May 2001 at 01:00
Birmingham headteacher Preet Sahota this week became the first ever winner of the Outstanding Public Servant of the Year award.

He also won the Nothing is Impossible award and the Education award for his work in turning around the failing West Heath junior school in Birmingham. "Winning awards like this is great," said Mr Sahota. "But what really matters is the children."

In the three years that he has been head at the school, the proportion of children reachig Level 4 in national curriculum tests has improved by about a sixth.

The Public Servants of the Year Awards are a new award ceremony designed to reward the achievements of public servants.

The other winner to come from the education sector was Ronnie Storey, a school cleaner at Ushaw Moor junior school in County Durham. Mr Storey was shocked to hear he had won the Raising the Standard award for his contribution to education services at the school.


Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now