We are delighted to announce that in November 2021 we were awarded the Silver National Teaching Award for 'Lockdown Hero' for outstanding Learner and Community Support. Our team worked tirelessly to support the community throughout lockdown and came up with creative ways to engage the children virtually. For example, we had assembly live from the giraffe enclosure at Whipsnade Zoo, a virtual aspirations' week when over forty guest speakers spoke to children about their careers and virtual discos, bingo events and even a live gig for the parents and carers.
Davinia Leggett (Head of School at St John's) Alice Aharon (CEO of Poppy Academy Trust) and Lana Gillam (Inclusion Leader of Poppy Academy Trust)
The Trust organised a 'Bubble friendly' festival to celebrate the event with the children.