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Triple community awards celebration for ATTFE College in Sutton

Posted onPosted on 20th Nov

There was a triple celebration for Academy Transformation Trust Further Education College (ATTFE College) at the Sutton Rotary Club Community Hero Awards.

The college, based at Sutton Community Academy, won three accolades at the event — Awesome Team, Green Hero and Service Above Self.

ATTFE’s Essential Employability Team was named Awesome Team for its work delivering lifelong learning to adults who are unemployed within the Ashfield area.

The team teaches a variety of different subjects from English, maths, IT and employability skills. They also support learners in moving on to another education course or into employment.

The Essential Employability Team also care about each learner and go above and beyond to holistically support learners’ individual needs.

Jane Dovey, a tutor working with adults with additional needs, was named Green Hero.

Through her work Jane has become a real ‘green hero,’ ensuring that recycling and sustainability is at the heart of what she teaches.

Examples include Remembrance Day poppies made out of recycled cola cans at Ollerton Roundabout, display boards made out of mosaic bottle tops, and a quest to make an armchair out of waste bottles filled with waste crisp packets and other items.

The Service Above Self award was presented to Kerry Ellis, who has suffered severe and significant health issues that have impacted heavily upon her life and her families’ lives.

The trust and Rotary club said: “Kerry, however is nothing but determined. With the love and support of her family, Kerry turns every negative into a positive and every wall she faces into a climbing frame!

“Despite all of the many challenges in her life, Kerry always puts everyone else’s needs, issues, problems and difficulties above her own.

“Kerry has qualified as a counsellor and on a daily basis offers free counselling sessions for anyone within the community who would benefit from a session. Kerry also runs free group counselling sessions on a weekly basis.”

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