Schools Award for Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing

Schools in Kent are now able to apply for a Kent School Award for Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing, which recognises and celebrates everything they do to support young people’s emotional wellbeing through the whole school approach. The first two schools to succeed in their application are Homewood School in Tenterden and Westlands School in Sittingbourne.…

Nurseries and pre-schools celebrate Improvement and Achievement Awards

Nurseries and pre-schools across Kent are celebrating after being honoured with prestigious awards to recognise their commitment to supporting continuous improvement. Five nurseries and pre-schools were honoured with a prestigious Threads of Success Improvement and Achievement Award. They were Bertie’s Nursery in Faversham, Discovery Day Nursery in Maidstone, Kiddie Kapers Neighbourhood Nursery in Ashford, Magpie…

Outstanding double award success for The Education People

Kent Supported Employment, part of the Specialist Employment Service in The Education People, has been awarded Team of the Year at the British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) annual, national conference. The service supports over 200 new clients per year in seeking, finding and sustaining employment using the supported employment model; working closely with employers…

KEiBA 2018 Winners Announced

The winners of the county’s most prestigious business awards were unveiled last night (21st June) during a gala event in Detling. The Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBAs) were staged at the Maidstone Exhibition Hall following a record 369 entries across its 16 categories. Organised by Kent County Council and the KM Media Group, publishers…

Kent Adult Education nominated for national award to be presented by celebrity host

Kent Adult Education (KAE) has been nominated for a prestigious national award in recognition of the fantastic opportunities it offers thousands of adults across the county. The organisation is up against seven others in the ‘Adult and Community Learning Provider of the Year’ category in the TES (formally Times Educational Supplement) FE (Further Education) Awards…

Kent foster carer awarded MBE

A Kent foster carer who has been named in the Queen’s birthday honours list has described the nomination as a “complete surprise.” Teresa Carpenter, who has been fostering for 19 years with her husband Peter, received a letter after being nominated by one of her foster children. She commented: “I opened the letter a few…

Top Kent nurseries and pre-schools celebrated

Nine nurseries and pre-schools from across Kent have been honoured with a prestigious ‘Threads of Success’ Improvement and Achievement Award. Gillian Cawley, Director Education, Quality and Standards at Kent County Council presented the awards at a recent ceremony in Maidstone. The Award recognises the commitment to continually improve standards. It requires and enables practitioners to…

Launch of 2016 Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA)

Businesses across the county will have the opportunity to shine in the 2016 Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA). They were officially launched on Thursday (January 7) at the Port Lympne Hotel. Every year KEiBA showcases the strongest, most vibrant businesses and business people from across Kent. Now in their eighth year, the awards are…