This was a large application made with the Co-Director of Really Lovely Projects to provide state of the art stretch tents for the community in the town of Lostwithiel, Cornwall. By obtaining the rural development grant we were able to purchase two large tents that completed an outdoor stage for arts events held throughout the year. Partnerships were made with match funders to achieve an exciting community resource for this rural area.
School Award | SSAT Leading Edge Exceptional Education
I led a large secondary school through the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust's (SSAT) Framework for Exceptional Education. This entailed undertaking a detailed evaluation of the school's practice in three of nine areas of school improvement. Through visits from partner schools and highly qualified professionals, I gained all three accreditations with the school becoming the first in the UK to do so. Working with staff from the school, I visited other high-achieving secondary schools and produced useful summaries to inform the school's own development.
Grant | Kellogg's Breakfast Clubs
The successful award of this grant application meant that I was able to assure the continuation of a school breakfast club in a deprived area for two years. The funding is being used to supply disadvantaged children with a nutritional breakfast every day of the school year. It has also ensured that the morning club is run by a suitably trained member of staff who is able to support children before they start their school day.
Evaluation | Riots and Lobsters Community Choir
The Riots and Lobsters Community Choir rehearsed and performed as part of Jim Carey's gala shows, in celebration of playwright Nick Darke's 70th birthday. To inform project leaders and musicians about the experiences of the choir, I carried out a survey of the members and interviewed some about the performances. This resulted in a report that met the needs of funders as well as the project team, providing ideas and suggestions for future collaborations.
Other successful work has included grants, projects and awards with and from the following: