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Outstanding Contribution to Local Education”

The idea for this award came about after seeing internationally-recognised figures
at Conference 2010 being awarded for their contribution to education.

We thought - why not do one for Wigan?

We wanted ANYONE who worked in Wigan schools to be able to win it,
so we decided at the outset that the recipient did not have to be an NUT member.
In fact, the recipient does not even have to be a teacher!
He / she might be, for example, an HLTA, Governor or volunteer.

The only criterion, as the award specifies, is that this person has to have made
an outstanding contribution to local education in Wigan.


2011:  Janet Sharps, Head Teacher, Landgate School

2012:  Ian Darrington MBE, ex-Head of Wigan Music Service

2013:  Val Pownall, Governor, Bedford Hall Methodist Primary School

2014:  Mark Grogan, Head Teacher, St George’s Central Primary School

2015:  Janet Derbyshire, recently-retired Teacher, Parklee Primary

2016:  John Wilkinson, Maths Teacher, Bedford High

2017:  Susan Holmes, HLTA / Community Lead, Worsley Mesnses Primary AND!!

2017:  Viv Halksworth, MFL Head of Department, Winstanley College

OCLE 2017 Winners below!

Closing date: Friday 19th May 2017
Awarded at our GM, Thursday 8th June 2017


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