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Council boss looks ahead to Education Awards in Thurrock

THURROCK Council Leader Cllr John Kent says he is “really looking” forward to the second Thurrock Education Awards later this year.

The council’s portfolio holder for education said: “Last year our first event was all I’d hoped for, celebrating all the wonderful things done in Thurrock’s schools; I’m sure this year’s will be better still.

“There are 15 different categories and people can nominate contenders in 14 of them now and up until 9 October.

“Outstanding Contributions is the 15th category where a judging panel will announce the winner on the night.”

Cllr Kent said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the local organisations who have sponsored one of the awards.

““In these times of continuing government spending cuts Thurrock Council would not be able to organise and run an event like this without their support, so I wish to specifically mention: ALM Training Services; High House Production Park; HW Wilson Ltd; LG Networks; Palmers Solicitors; P&G; the Port of Tilbury; and the Thurrock Enquirer … thank you all very much.”

He added: “Over recent years we have seen many changes and much improvement in the local education system.

“But it is important to remember the council has been steadfast throughout that time in saying the education and support of all Thurrock children is paramount, and I am grateful for the support of all political groups on Thurrock Council.

“We have been incredibly successful in helping bring all our schools along on this improvement journey; we are still confident all our schools will be classed as good or better by Ofsted at the end of next year and these awards are an important part of that.”

The awards will be presented on Friday, 20 November at the Backstage Centre, High House Production Park in Purfleet.

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