Huge congratulations to our Headteacher, Ian Gerrard on winning the well deserved ‘Headteacher of the Year’ award and to Dylan, a year 9 student who was awarded ‘Secondary School Student of the Year’ at the 2023 North Wales Education Awards.
The awards, held on behalf of the Free Press, the Journal and the Pioneer, were presented at an evening ceremony on Friday 10th November. Unfortunately Dylan was unable to attend the event, however Mr Gerrard was there to collect his award, he said:
“The best part of the job, for me, is definitely going to work every day and seeing happy, smiling faces from the children. I always say that a headteacher is only as good as the team of people around them, so this really is an award for the school and staff, and for all of the children that we work with.”
“It’s an interesting and challenging role at the moment, but the thrill is really seeing the children develop and enjoy the things they do in school, and see them grow into the next stage of their education in the Sixth Form or beyond. As a school, we do so many things and work with so many people. It’s lovely to see people at the end of their time with us going on to university or other opportunities.”
“I look back on recent years and think of the things that the school has achieved in dealing with things like the pandemic. It’s been really challenging times, but I think we’ve really served our community well in that time.”
“It’s always nice to celebrate success. It’s not about me, it’s about the team around me, and it’s a good opportunity to celebrate the school and all that we’ve achieved.”