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Posted on November 13th 2015
Jack Petchey Foundation Chooses HBAED for New Award Scheme
Our academy will be the first school to pilot a new awards scheme called J-PAC for the Jack Petchey Foundation, an organisation which makes grants that benefit young people aged 11-25.
Each month, a student will be nominated for their outstanding achievement by one department at the school, and a group of our Most Able students will work with them to spend the prize money of £200, awarded by the Jack Petchey Foundation, to enhance that department.
Jack Petchey Achievement Council
The Most Able students will sit on a new body called the HBAED’s Jack Petchey Achievement Council (J-PAC), which will also review and evaluate the impact of their spending throughout the year and provide a detailed annual report for the Jack Petchey Foundation. The report will include all individual students’ achievements, how the money was spent, and its impact on our Academy.
"First of its kind"
“This scheme is the first of its kind and the students are very excited to begin the fantastic work,” said Ross Butler, one of HBAED’s Most Able Co-ordinators. “It’s also a great opportunity for our own Most Able students to play a major part in running the new scheme and evaluating its impact.”
The scheme builds on our existing link with Jack Petchey, which has been used to, for example, provide handball kits for our extra-curricular club, fund rewards trips and educational visits, and provide Kindles and tablets to assist students with their reading skills.