The annual South London Best Learner Awards are presented on behalf of the Committee of South London Principals (COSLP). This year’s event was hosted by Lord Tope and saw South Thames College’s business student, Sanjida Akther win a Best Learner Award. Sanjida joined many high achieving college students from across South London for a special afternoon tea to celebrate their successes.
Born in East London in the mid 1920’s; Sir Jack Petchey is known to be one of the UK's most successful businessmen. He was brought up in a working class background with very few advantages. At an early age he showed the entrepreneurial skills that have aided his success. With £60 to his name, he started a car hire business after he purchased a motor vehicle. Eventually Jack branched into the property market and started his own hotel company in the Portugal, which he still runs to this day.
In December a new initiative to reward exceptional attendance was launched.
Students who achieve 100% attendance are put into a draw with the chance of winning £100 and we certainly had a number of happy faces from our first winners as they received their giant cheques.
The initiative will continue this term and rewards for using the English and Maths Hub and English and Maths attendance are due to be rolled out this term too.