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Ashmount pupils and staff named as finalists and winner in Leicestershire Live Education Awards 2020

We are pleased to announce that Ashmount School pupils and staff have been shortlisted for several categories in this year’s Leicestershire Live Education Awards 2020.


In its sixth year, Leicestershire Live Education Awards 2020 celebrates and honours the brilliant work and achievements of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland’s best schools and further education colleges.


This year’s award event was held virtually on YouTube to recognise the outstanding students, teachers and support staff from our region who have made a real difference or gone that extra mile to succeed.


Two of our secondary aged students were named runners up in the ‘Beating the Odds’ award, which recognises students who have overcome adversity or shown outstanding bravery and maturity for their years.


Teacher Aimee Merison was named runner up in the ‘Inspirational Teacher of the Year’ award, which recognises teachers who have shown constant dedication, kindness and understanding, inspiring young people every day and who go the extra mile to give the best opportunities to the children they teach.


Our school cook Julie Waltham was named overall winner of the ‘Support Staff of the Year’ award, which recognises members of non-teaching school staff who have played a vital role in the running of the school and the happiness and security of the children.


Julie is a particularly deserving winner having volunteered to cook all of our pupils’ dinners singlehandedly throughout the national school closures period and most of the school holidays.