Stevenage headteacher who encourages community work nominated for Comet Community Awards
Emma Flawn, head at Camps Hill Primary school, has been nominated in the Service to the Community category by teaching assistant Julie Filler.
Julie said: “Camps Hill is a very community based school and Emma oversees everything. She’s very keen for the school to be seen as a community school.
“She is an amazing head, who believes that the community is very important in our school life.
“We raise money for local charities including The Woo Foundation, Bluebell Ward at Lister Hospital and this year’s chosen charity, The Garden House Hospice.
“We have Get Your Grown Ups Gardening days, where family members are invited into the garden the school grounds with their children.
“This is beneficial as some of the children and adults don’t have gardens of their own and this gives valuable experiences to them.
“The school has its own community café, where local childminders get together, playgroups hold sessions, and community meetings can be held.
“They are known in the community for their enriched, creative curriculum and pastoral care.
“We use the local community as part of the children’s learning, and recently held an exhibition of photographs from Stevenage schools from the past 50 years.
“One of the big events we do is a colour run, which we do every year to raise money for a local charity. The children love it because of all the colours.
“It’s just the whole atmosphere of a community school is great. The children love to be involved with the whole community. We often go over to the local church, it’s just a lovely community based school.
“I truly believe that Emma, and Camps Hill, serve the community very well and should be considered for an award.
This year’s awards have 12 categories – and there is no limit to the number of categories individuals or groups can be nominated for.