9th July 2020
In a night filled with celebration, reflection, pride and emotion, Stafford College’s, part of the Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG), fourth annual Celebration Awards showcased the College, its students, apprentices and employer partners at their very best.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, this year the prestigious ceremony was virtually streamed from the College’s Facebook page (@NSCGStafford) on Tuesday 7 July. Host Karen Dobson OBE, Principal and Chief Executive at NSCG congratulated the inspiring award winners, introduced musical performances and special guest appearances from Lord Stafford, Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland and Carol Shanahan, local businesswomen and Chair at Port Vale Football Club.
Ahead of the evening ceremony, award winners were delivered congratulatory goodie boxes along with their award certificates to their homes. The evening saw 51 different awards presented for outstanding contributions and successes; including dedicated sixth form and vocational awards, skills & progression awards, sport awards, cross college awards, apprenticeship achievement and employer recognition awards.
In addition to this, there were a number of special awards, including The Ian Marsden award for sporting excellence and the Laura Furnival award. Two students were selected for the prestigious Principal’s Award. They were, Dylan Webb formerly of Haberdashers’ Adams and Sian Gilmour, formerly of Cardinal Griffin Catholic College.
Dylan arrived at Stafford College after attending a grammar school and described the College environment as a breath of fresh air. He has made the most out of college life, attending all trips and visits offered over the last two years, completed two valuable work experience placements alongside his studies and helped support his peers through new ways of learning during lockdown. Dylan now hopes to progress from Stafford College to join the RAF.
Throughout her time at the College, Sian has continued to build on her strong academic work which has put her on course to achieve the highest grades in her final examinations. As a member of NSCG’s Honours Programme, which provides support and guidance to our most able students and encourages them apply for competitive and demanding university courses, Sian proved to be confident and able to collaborate with her peers on a number or tasks. Independent and driven, Sian will undoubtedly make an impact in the world of business, starting with her undergraduate degree in Business Management at the University of Liverpool.
Karen Dobson, Principal and Chief Executive at NSCG, said: “We were determined not to let the current situation stop us from recognising and celebrating the outstanding achievements of our students, apprentices and employers. Our staff do everything they can to ensure our students thrive and achieve in their studies and ultimately go on to make a positive contribution in the businesses and communities in which they live and work and we are extremely proud of them all.”
Full list of award winners:
Sixth Form Awards:
Outstanding Achievement - Arts and Creative Award - Orla Fielder
Outstanding Achievement - Humanities and Social Sciences Award - Jessica Moore Outstanding Achievement - Science Award - Mia Smith
Outstanding Achievement - English Award - Elizabeth Meeson
Outstanding Achievement - Maths and Computer Science Award - Tom Schoolar
A Level Award for Special Achievement - Adam Sheppard
A Level Award for Special Achievement - Kerenza Hudson
Outstanding Achievement - Computing and It Award - Callum Hutchinson Outstanding Achievement - Creative Arts Award - Wanicha Promrak
Outstanding Achievement - Early Years Award - Katie Harvey
Outstanding Achievement - Engineering Award - Harry Malbon
Outstanding Achievement - Health & Social Care Award - Kranti Rai
Outstanding Achievement - Performing Arts Award - Ashleigh Gardiner
Outstanding Achievement - Public Services - Taylor Hartley
Outstanding Achievement - Travel and Tourism Award - Ella-May Campbell Sutherland
Outstanding Achievement - Business Award - Sophie Horvatt
Outstanding Achievement - Sport Award - Ellie-Mae Ward
Outstanding Achievement - Vocational Science Award - Jacob Avison
Vocational Award for Special Achievement - Ben Carless
Skills & Progression Awards:
Outstanding Achievement - Hairdressing and Beauty Award - Nikhita Patel Outstanding Achievement - Hospitality and Catering Award - Elise Jones
Outstanding Achievement - Motor Vehicle Award - Lewis Penny-Slinn
Outstanding Achievement - Foundational Level Award - Verushka Mbai
Outstanding Achievement - Intermediate Level Award - Neahve Jones
Outstanding Achievement - Intermediate Level Award - Kyle Haycock
Progression Award for Special Achievement - Thomas Allen
Cross College Awards:
Award for Progress in English - Cameron Sargeant
Award for Progress in English - Matthew Tonks
Award for Progress in Maths - Charlotte Ponder
Award for Progress in Maths - Kayleigh Farmer
Student of the Year - Adult Award - Liam Bracey
Student of the Year - Adult Award - Charlotte Glover
Xtra of the Year - Sean Shaunessy
Outstanding Achievement - Intermediate Apprentice Award - Kerry Billett Outstanding Achievement - Intermediate Apprentice Award - Lewis Tuckley Outstanding Achievement - Advanced Apprentice Award - Kerys Hill
Outstanding Achievement - Advanced Apprentice Award - Ben Colley
Outstanding Achievement - Higher Apprentice Award Thomas Lloyd
Best New Employer 2020 Aston Marina
Best Small Employer 2020 Enabling Activities Ltd.
Best Small Employer 2020 Queens Croft High School
Best Large Employer 2020 Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust
Best Large Employer 2020 A.P. Webb Ltd.
Employer of the Year 2020 University Hospitals North Midlands Trust (UHNM)
Sport Volunteer of the Year Award - Matthew Wright
Team of the Year - 2020 Ladies Netball Team
The Ian Marsden Award for Sporting Excellence (Female) - Jada Gurden
The Ian Marsden Award for Sporting Excellence (Male) - Mark Dixon
The Laura Furnival Award - Joshua Lockley
The Principal’s Award 2020 (Vocational) - Dylan Webb
The Principal’s Award 2020 (Academic) - Sian Gilmour