Jack Petchey

Teddington School are proud to be involved with the Jack Petchey award scheme. Since being launched in 1999 it has given over £110 million to 11-25 year olds in London and Essex. Sir Jack Petchey was born in East London in 1925 into a working class family where he had very few advantages. He left school at 14 with no qualifications and when applying for a promotion he was told he was “not management material”. Showing the resilience and drive that he promotes through the award scheme he went on to set up his own successful car hire business.

Our long standing links with the award scheme means that we are able to reward 9 students across an academic year. These are young people who have been nominated by a member of the school community for showing the qualities promoted via the ethos of the Jack Petchey award scheme. The qualities that are rewarded include students who have been;

Kind to others                         Caring                                Strong in overcoming barriers

Supportive                               Innovative                        Selfless

Empathetic                              Brave                                 A team player

Resilient                                   Thoughtful                       Able to show integrity

When students receive the award they are given a certificate, badge and booklet in an assembly. They also have the power to choose which area of school will receive a £250 grant to spend on equipment, trips or events that enhance the future learning experiences of their fellow students. The recipients also attend an awards evening at the Rose Theatre to celebrate the success of young people across the boroughs of Kingston and Richmond.

As a school we are proud of the diverse talents and qualities of the many quiet, unsung heroes in our school community. This award gives us an opportunity to acknowledge their achievements and celebrate the positive qualities they display.

Please contact Mr P McGrath, Jack Petchey coordinator, for more information.

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