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Mayor's Award 2013

Charlotte Barlow, one of our 6th Form students was awarded the 2013 Mayor's Award in Beaconsfield on 3rd May.  She won the award for overcoming adversity as well as for her community spirit.

Charlotte Barlow, one of our 6th Form students was awarded the 2013 Mayor's Award in Beaconsfield on 3rd May.  She won the award for overcoming adversity as well as for her community spirit.

When Charlotte started at the school in Year 7 she needed quite a lot of support with her work and although this support remained in place right through Key Stages 3 & 4 it became clear that she was becoming far more independent and was developing coping strategies for herself. By the time Charlotte reached her GCSEs she was making very good progress and she achieved some very good grades which enabled her to enter the 6th Form.

Community is very important to Charlotte and she has always involved herself in school life. She is extremely helpful with younger students helping them both academically and socially. Teachers will often ask Charlotte for her help because they know she can be relied upon. Since entering the 6th Form Charlotte helps in the Learning Support department listening to some Year 7/8 students reading aloud. Charlotte is very understanding and compassionate with other students recognising their needs and boosting their confidence.

It is wonderful to hear Charlotte talk about her ambitions for the future – she would like to be involved with Drama teaching in some capacity. She has always been involved in Drama productions in school – taking the subject through to GCSE and now studying it in the 6th Form. As well as being so involved in her own school Charlotte has also been in to Davenies School to help with their Drama productions. Last November Charlotte was involved with the Shakespeare production at the Wycombe Swan.

Growing up Charlotte was a Brownie and then a Girl Guide. She is now doing the leadership qualification to become a Brownie leader.

Charlotte is determined to achieve and follow her commitments despite finding some work/situations difficult. She has extremely good social skills and she builds up strong and trusting relationships with people. We extend our congratulations to Charlotte – a well deserved winner!