Most Improved Student winner Amy Loveridge had gone from being “difficult and uncooperative” to “a polite, responsible and productive student”.
Amy, of the Sir John Gleed School, became a prefect and achieved 11 GCSEs last summer. She said: “I owe it all to the teachers – they helped me a lot. I’m really happy now, doing A-levels and eventually want a career in media.”
Her award was presented by Steve Maxwell, CEO of category sponsors Worldwide Fruit Ltd.
Other finalists were Fenton Edwards of Bourne Academy and Scott Gilding of The Willoughby School. Fenton. who has Aspergers Syndrome, impressed judges by becoming “a bright and confident student”. Scott, in spite of physical difficulties, is “determined and can even walk a short distance.”