HARDWORKING staff at a special school who go "above and beyond" for pupils have been nominated for a prestigious award.

Wyre Forest School staff have been recognised in the Special Education Needs (SENCO) category in this year's Worcestershire Education Awards.

Mrs Rebecca Garratt says she is "incredibly proud" to be the headteacher of the Kidderminster school and praised the team. 

She said: "The staff team are exceptional and work tirelessly to ensure that the complex and varying needs of our children are met.

"We always say it's the Wyre Forest Family and visitors regularly comment on the warm and happy feeling in the school.

"Despite us doubling in size over the last 8 years from 180 pupils aged 3 to 19 to 360, the staff have worked tirelessly to keep that feeling for our amazing pupils.

"Our pupils amaze us on a daily basis and staff adapt and learn to ensure each and every child continues to progress.

"It is an honour and a privilege to work with such an amazing group of individuals".

Kidderminster Shuttle:

The awards shine a spotlight on those who continue to make a difference in the field of education.

Culminating in a glitzy black-tie dinner, the awards seek to reward those members of the teaching and education sector for their hard work both in the classroom and behind the scenes.

The awards are organised by Newsquest - publishers of the Worcester News, Malvern Gazette, Evesham Journal, Bromsgrove & Droitwich Advertiser, Redditch Advertiser and Kidderminster Shuttle.

This prestigious scheme recognises the achievements, passion and dedication of those involved in all kinds of education – from nurseries to primary and secondary schools as well as colleges and training schemes.

It only takes a few minutes to make a nomination - just visit https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/worcestershireeducationawards/.

The closing date for nominations is February 11, 2024.

If you would like to sponsor the awards please contact sales event manager Debra Orr on 07739 820690 or email debra.orr@localiq.co.uk.