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The magic of the FA Cup comes to Thomas Bennett Community College in Crawley

The Women’s SSE FA Cup came to the Crawley school.



On Friday 25th January keen female footballers from Thomas Bennett were given an experience when the Women’s SSE FA Cup trophy was bought to the school.

This wonderful opportunity inspired many of the girls to pursue a sports career which is further helped by having Charlotte Young, a Crawley Wasp footballer teach at the School.

Crawley Wasps are playing Arsenal on Sunday 3rd February in the FA Cup at Oakwood Football Club.  This is arguably the biggest game in the clubs history. 

Stuart Smith, Head Teacher at Thomas Bennett Community College said:

“Having Charlotte as a teacher at the College is inspiring to all of the students. 

We wish the Crawley Wasps the very best of luck for the match on Sunday.”


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.



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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