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Jack Petchey

2015 Winners at The Jack Petchey Achievement Award Ceremony

Jack Petchey Achievement Award Ceremony

On Monday night lots of excited students, their parents/carers and teachers arrived at Epsom Playhouse for the Jack Petchey winners’ event. It is a prestigious event which recognises the exceptional efforts of young people in Sutton and Cheam High School’s 2015 winners were there to collect their awards! The students were called on to the stage to receive their award from the Mayor of Sutton, Muhammad Sadiq, and received huge cheers as their reasons for winning were read out for all assembled. Well done and congratulations to these young people!
 
The Jack Petchey Award continues to run; look out for notices about when you can nominate a young person for the award this year.

 

The school has been part of the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme since 2011. This is a reward and recognition scheme for schools and clubs to help celebrate the achievements of their students.
 

The Process (or nomination)

At the start of each term, students, staff, parents/carers and governors are invited to nominate students for a Jack Petchey award.
Students can qualify for an award in a variety of ways, for example: improvement in a subjects; performance in a lesson; kindness to others; work within an area of the school e.g. extra curricular clubs; supporting other students; improved effort attitude and many others!
 

What happens?

Once nominations are in, the Student Council and, where appropriate, previous Jack Petchey winners, decide who the winner is. It is not a popularity competition and a student can only win one award in their school career.
 

What does the winner receive?

The winner receives: a framed certificate, a pin badge, and £200 to be spent on a school or community project of their choice. The other nominated students are given a small amount of money that they can spend within the school community.

How to nominate:

Nomination forms will be available from the LRC.  Tutors also have copies and the form is available on the VLE for students.  Parents/carers can download the form at the bottom of this page.

If you would like to nominate a student please download the form below and send it to jpawards@cheam.sutton.sch.uk


Recent winners:

Autumn

Davis, Mia

The school council decided Mia D (11HL) should win the Jack Petchey award. Mia’s nomination highlights her as an outstanding GCSE PE student, who works exceptionally hard in lessons and also carries out a huge range of extra-curricular activities. She has qualifications in both gymnastics and trampolining and coaches both inside and outside school. She completes two hours of trampolining per week including one hour leading and represents the school in competitions. She trains four hours per week in gym and coaches at a local club for a further four hours. Mia is an excellent leader and is extremely conscientious. She is a pleasure to teach and a credit to the school. For winning this award Mia will receive a framed certificate, badge and membership to the Jack Petchey Foundation. Additionally, she receives a £250 donation from the Jack Petchey Foundation to spend on an event or resources for the school. Mia has, fittingly, chosen to spend the money on equipment for the PE department. Well done Mia!

 

DeSilva, Lution

The school council has decided that Lution should receive the Jack Petchey award. The council received a number of nominations for Lution which highlighted his 100% attendance; volunteering with Year 11 VISA, Scouts, Young Leader and Duke of Edinburgh Award; his talent and dedication in his studies and for being a role model with his high expectations and aspirations. For winning this award Lution will receive a framed certificate, badge and membership to the Jack Petchey Foundation. Additionally, he receives a £250 donation from the Jack Petchey Foundation to spend on an event or resources for the school. Well done Lution!

June

Petchey_Sophie Owen

Sophie’s nomination is for always putting 100% into everything she does; she comes to school with a positive attitude and gets involved in lots of extra-curricular activities, particularly fund-raising. Sophie makes time to help others and is kind to every student. For winning this award Sophie will receive a framed certificate, badge and membership to the Jack Petchey Foundation. Additionally, she receives a £250 donation from the Jack Petchey Foundation to spend on an event or resources for the school. Sophie decided to split her money between the Music and Food departments; two subjects she really enjoys. Well done Sophie!

May

Petchey_Rosenberg, Katie

Katie was nominated as an outstanding student in Drama. She is consistently high attaining and her commitment to the subject is something to be proud of. Katie recently wowed audiences as Ms Darbus in High School Musical, and through her onstage talents even fooled some audience members into believing she was a member of staff! Throughout her school career, Katie has given up so much of her time to help the Performing Arts department, whether it be through her work as an Arts Leader or through promoting the arts outside of school, recently being part of the Old Vic Schools Programme. The staff nominating Katie said that this Jack Petchey award nomination is only a small thank you to Katie for all of the work she has done for the department over her time at Cheam so far. For winning this award Katie will receive a framed certificate, badge and membership to the Jack Petchey Foundation. Additionally, she receives a £250 donation from the Jack Petchey Foundation to spend on an event or resources for the school. Katie has, fittingly, chosen to spend her donation on the Performing Arts department. Well done Katie!

 

April

Petchey_Ellie Hendra

Ellie was nominated as a Sports Captain. She has been dedicated to this role for the last year – she has assisted in a range of school events such as sports days and tutor events, as well as helping in local primary schools. She has helped to run a trampolining club here at Cheam and has run a netball club at Cheam Park Farm. In addition to all the help she has given the school, she is also dedicated to leading and performing in gymnastics and trampolining at Cheam Gymnastics Club. She leads and assists in sessions most nights of the week as well as performing and competing herself. Her teachers have said that, having watched her lead on many occasions, she is an outstanding young leader, an exceptional role model and is a PE teacher in the making! For winning this award Ellie will receive a framed certificate, badge and membership to the Jack Petchey Foundation. Additionally, she receives a £250 donation from the Jack Petchey Foundation to spend on an event or resources for the school. Ellie has, fittingly, chosen to spend her donation on the PE department. Well done Ellie!

March

Alex Leadon

Alex in Year 12 receives the March Jack Petchey Award. He was nominated by both staff and fellow students for his positive attitude and contributions to the school. Alex is described as a role model, volunteering in PEP, open evenings and school events. He is praised for balancing his own studies with his extra-curricular responsibilities and interests in what has made a fantastic start to the new year. Overall, as one of his nominators puts it, Alex is a ‘good egg’ who has a fantastic attitude to his education and life! For winning this award Alex will receive a framed certificate, badge and membership to the Jack Petchey Foundation. Additionally, he receives a £250 donation from the Jack Petchey Foundation to spend on an event or resources for the school. Alex has chosen to spend his donation on the History Department as he has always enjoyed the subject and his lessons from that department. Well done Alex!

February

Tijana Slijepcevic

Year 7 student, Tijana, was nominated for the Jack Petchey award by a number of peers for her kindness and helpfulness. Her nominators describe Tijana as always friendly and willing to help other students when they need it; volunteering her time and support in lots of ways. As a Year 7 student she has been commended for making a wonderful start to her time at Cheam High School. For winning this award Tijana will receive a framed certificate, badge and membership to the Jack Petchey Foundation. Additionally, she receives a £250 donation from the Jack Petchey Foundation to spend on an event or resources for the school. Well done Tijana!

January

Louis_February

A student librarian since Year 7, Louis has shown great dedication to his role and it is for this that he was nominated for the Jack Petchey Award and chosen as a winner by his peers on the Student Council. He works above and beyond what is asked, attends every session, and covers duties at a moment's notice. He has great attention to detail, assists in special events, and makes posters to advertise LRC activities. He is polite, cheerful, always happy to help; a true library ambassador! For winning this award Louis will receive a framed certificate, badge and membership to the Jack Petchey Foundation. Additionally, he receives a £250 donation from the Jack Petchey Foundation to spend on an event or resources for the school. Louis wishes to spend this money on some resources for the LRC and is looking at what best to choose now. This will be a wonderful legacy for a student who has given so much to this school resource already. Well done Louis!

November

Kilic, Mehmet 8SL

Mehmet Kilic was nominated for the Jack Petchey award, ultimately for his kindness towards the new Year 7 students. Mehmet has made such an effort to speak to the new Year 7s at lunch and break and has made many of them feel very welcome. He has also gone over to students sitting on their own and introduced them to other students and has tried his best to make a number of students feel included. He has been very helpful, answering lots of their questions and showing them where the various subject blocks are. Mehmet has served as a role model to these students and when the student council met to discuss the many nominations they agreed that Mehmet deserved rewarding for this excellent effort and kindness. For winning this award Mehmet will receive a framed certificate, badge and membership to the Jack Petchey Foundation. Additionally, he receives a £200 donation from the Jack Petchey Foundation to spend on an event or resources for the school. Mehmet has chosen a range of fantastic resources which lots of students will get to enjoy! Well done Mehmet!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jack Petchey Nomination Form 27th Jan 2015 Download