South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust

SCMAT school scoops education award

Congratulations to Ormsgill Primary School caretaker Arthur Hedley Smith who has won a Cumbria-wide Golden Apple Education Award for his dedication to his role and the school community.

He was presented with the People’s Choice Award at a glittering ceremony at Energus for the difference he makes in education through his work as the school’s hardworking and much-loved caretaker who turns his hand to all manner of roles to ensure the smooth running of the school.

Hedley has worked at the school, which joined SCMAT in September, for 11 years and alongside being caretaker he drives the minibus and also works as a midday supervisor in the playground.

Speaking after receiving the award he said: “This is very unexpected. It is for the school and for all the children and the parents that come to Ormsgill School.”

He was a finalist in the best support staff category while his colleagues Stephanie Buttriss and Laura Reid were also category finalists.

Furness College Principal and Chief Executive Professor Andrew Wren, who is also CEO of SCMAT, said: “Congratulations to all the winners and finalists. It is only right that these people who all go above and beyond to make a difference in education are recognised for their amazing achievements. It shows the depth of talent we have across our college, our academy trust and across South Cumbria as a whole.”


South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
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