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We should all be immensely proud of their achievements which were clearly appreciated by all who attended the Award. 

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Congratulations to our Jack Petchey winners

A glittering ceremony at the Walthamstow Assembly Halls yesterday evening saw five of our students receive Jack Petchey Foundation awards for their achievements this year. Our congratulations to them. 

The awards we presented to them by Superintendent Paul Clements from Waltham Forest Metropolitan Police. Our thanks to him and to all the organisers of the awards.

Jack Petchey award winners group photos

Award winner: George

George has developed his confidence and demonstrated this in the school performance of Mary Poppins and in his recent residential trip. He is a happy student that works hard and is a valued member of the class.

Award winner: Bradley

Bradley has made excellent progress throughout the key stage.  He has become more independent, much more able to cope with change and generally he is turning into a lovely young man!

Award winner: Aronas

Aronas is making great steps in becoming more independent, including the ability to make his own way to class after he is signed in by his parents.  Aronas is also trying hard to say familiar words and name the adults within his class.  He is generally very happy and polite.

Award winner: Jamal 

Jamal has made great progress in sports, which has benefited his behaviour and attitude . He has also been very caring and helpful this year to our new year 7's and taken on a big brother role, helping them when they get stuck in class and in PE. 

Award winner: Frankie 

Reason for award: Frankie always gives everything his best shot - he works hard even when things are tough for him. Frankie has undertaken a work placement in the school looking after younger children and even leading circle time. 

Award winner: Henry

Henry has come so far; he is sociable and friendly and talks to all. His behaviour has improved so much and he tries hard in all his subjects.


Elaine Smith, head of Niels Chapman Secondary School at Whitefield said: "It was with great pride and pleasure that family, friends and staff were able to watch our students receive their Awards. The students were amazing and a credit to Whitefield Academy and as you can see the photos speak for themselves. We should all be immensely proud of their achievements which were clearly appreciated by all who attended the Award. We look forward to next year where we are able to celebrate the achievements of even more of our amazing students."