On Friday 23rd June our Etone contingent attended the TES Awards at the JM Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Billed as the ‘Oscars of Teaching’ the prestigious event was attended by representatives from schools across the country.
As you may remember Etone College had been shortlisted for ‘Staff Wellbeing School of the Year’ in recognition of the extensive efforts our wellbeing team, led by Deputy Miss Stafford have put into ensure staff within the college feel valued and supported whilst completing their work.
We were particularly proud to be nominated for such a prestigious category when considering the current climate and to be highlighted as a school that is delivering good practice within this are through our many initiatives, all fed through our departmental Wellbeing Representatives.
In addition to the wellbeing award our own Mr Smith was shortlisted for ‘Headteacher of the Year’. Again an extremely prestigious award Mr Smith was recognised for his invaluable support he has provided Etone College and the wider community being at the helm of the school for the best part of the last decade. In this time the school has enjoyed two successful Ofsted reports, been highlighted as a school to visit for best practice by the Department for Education, achieve positive progress each year since records began (including the highest progress in Nuneaton for 2022) and navigating our staff and pupils through the uncertainty of the pandemic.
The event itself was an elegant affair with the countries best educators in attendance. Hosted by TV’s James Nesbitt the awards were an exciting show of talent. Whilst we were not successful in taking home the main prizes it was fantastic to be a part of the night and to be recognised for the efforts our staff have made in making sure Etone College is the best it can be. Wish us luck next year!