The Jack Petchey Foundation is an organisation which inspires and motivates young people and recognises them for their achievements.
The Foundation was set up by Sir Jack Petchey CBE to celebrate young people. Since 2000, over £118 million has been invested in programmes to benefit young people aged 11 – 25. The major ‘flagship’ programme is the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme which recognises outstanding achievement. The awards are about those who ‘do their best’. Awards mean different things to different people and the achievement awards are used to recognise a personal triumph for someone who has faced a challenge.
Marlborough School is the recipient of ‘Silver Award’ status which means that we can nominate 6 students per year, 1 each half term to receive an award. Each award winner receives a certificate and pin badge. The school also receives £250 for each winner, to spend on something that will benefit the school.
Each year our award winners, for that academic year, attend a fun celebration at the Orchard Theatre in July where they are presented with a medallion in front of their families, friends and VIP’s. This is always a fantastic and joyous occasion where we see our students go up onto the stage to receive their awards alongside other award winners from Bexley Schools and Youth Organisations.
This year our winners are:
Autumn 1st half term – Rishi for his fantastic transition to Post 16
Autumn 2nd half term – Robbie for his progress in small step learning
Spring 1st half term – Chloe for her progress in communication
In the 2nd half of the Spring term nominations will be made for a student who has impressed staff with their lunch time conduct and the summer term’s awards are for ‘Student of the Year’ and Post 16 ’Student of the Year.’
The School also has the opportunity to make a nomination for a Leader Award and subsequently apply for a small grant to aid funding of a project. We are delighted to announce that our Cafe Manager, Elizabeth Heather, has won a Jack Petchey Leader Award for her work and commitment to our students. Elizabeth runs our school cafe which was set up to enable our students to undertake work experience.
Marlborough School is extremely proud to be part of the Jack Petchey family and of all our award winners, past and present and has also been able to purchase resources and organise fun events with the money received from The Jack Petchey Foundation.