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The Gatwick School celebrate their first ever school prom

School proms have now become a stable requirement of schools celebrating their students final days.

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For a new school there will always be a lot of ‘firsts’ and each and everyone should be celebrated as they grow and cement themselves in the community.

For The Gatwick School last week (27th July) saw their first ever prom for Year 11 and it was certainly impressive.

The schools first ever Year 11 cohort arrived at school in a range of luxury cars and enjoyed both the evening sunshine and refreshments alongside their parents, staff and friends.

The main event was held at the beautiful Alexander House in East Grinstead.

Miss Newman, Progress Leader for Yr 11, who organised the evening said:

“I am so pleased that the students thoroughly enjoyed their Prom. Both the girls and boys looked absolutely fantastic on the night. “

Head of School Mr Roessler said:

“I was very impressed with the organisation of a great evening and the students were a real credit to the school. Definitely ‘onwards and upwards’ at The Gatwick School”

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Crawley teacher wins Sussex teacher of the year award

It’s been an outstanding few weeks for Hannah Joyner a Learning Mentor at Thomas Bennett Community College who has been awarded Wellbeing Champion of the Year at the Sussex Teacher of the Year awards ceremony.

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Working closely with students at the school Hannah offers outstanding pastoral support and always goes the extra mile. 

The heartfelt nomination was written by a student who said:

“She makes the school a better place where we feel like there is someone supporting us all the way”.

It’s clear to see that Miss Joyner loves her job and says “The students at the school are outstanding young people who are a pleasure to work with.  Hearing such wonderful words from a student validates why I enjoy what I do”.

Offering students excellent pastoral care and ensuring they feel supported at school is so important.  The students at Thomas Bennett Community College are obviously appreciative of the wonderful work the school do and this is so lovely to hear.

Headteacher Stuart Smith said:

“The whole school community are very proud of Miss Joyner for winning the Wellbeing Champion award and for making such an important contribution to the lives of our students.”

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