R.E.A.L. Highly Commended at Chad Awards
R.E.A.L. Education have been ‘highly commended’ in two categories at the Mansfield and Ashfield Chad Business Awards 2017. The awards recognise outstanding achievements from businesses and local people.
R.E.A.L. was shortlisted for the Innovation Award and achieved the ‘highly commended’ honour, as did R.E.A.L.’s Melissa Reyes-Woodward, shortlisted for the Apprentice of the Year Award category.
R.E.A.L. achieved the recognition in the Innovation Award due a proven holistic and precise approach to the needs of individual learners over the last nine years and the unique way that it re-engages children and young people in learning.
Based at the City Hub in Nottingham, Melissa is a valued member of the duty management team. She has also been given responsibility for working with a group of learners from a specific school, and embodies R.E.A.L.’s ethos of being creative, innovative and child focused.
As a result of the progress Melissa has made, R.E.A.L. Education has made an offer of a full time permanent position to Melissa as a Learning Support Assistant, and now she is ready to progress to her Level 3 qualification.
Melissa said: “This is my third year at R.E.A.L. Education – I joined in 2015 as a new apprentice. I have since gained my Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification and am working towards Level 3. R.E.A.L. has given me the opportunity to develop my skills, confidence, knowledge and be part of a team. I feel valued, and hope that I in turn help our young people feel the same.”
Richard Smith, Director at R.E.A.L. Education said: “We are so proud of our innovative approach to education and young people at R.E.A.L. Our fantastic achievements are a direct result of our brilliant staff members – Melissa absolutely deserves the honour of being ‘highly commended.”