Thursfields present Award at Worcestershire Education Awards

Thursfields was delighted to be supporting the Worcestershire Education Awards by sponsoring the Special Educational Needs (SEN) School Award.

The award was won by Julia Wright, the Aspire Co-ordinator at Hanley Castle High School and Thursfields’ Managing Director, Nick O’Hara presented the award on the night.

The judges heard how Julia continually goes above and beyond her role to provide outstanding support to students with special needs and their families. She raises awareness and money by holding various events throughout the year and her kind, caring nature means the well-being and needs of the students are always her main concern.

Head of the Education Sector at Thursfields, Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard believes that every child has the right to high quality education regardless of their SEN. She comments “Each child has their own unique abilities and it is the invaluable role of a teacher to find that ability and nurture it so that each child can be the best they can be. The role of a teacher cannot be underestimated; these are highly skilled professionals that deserve recognition for the important role they play in our children’s future.”

Thursfields have started working more closely with Worcestershire’s SEN Schools  during the course of the last 12 months.  As more and more children are being diagnosed with SEN and the government is pushing for those students to stay in mainstream education there is incredible pressure for teachers to be more diverse in their teaching in order to accommodate children with SEN.

If you would like any further information regarding our Education sector services please contact Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard  –

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