Northamptonshire Business Awards 2018 Education and Business Partnership

Northgate School Arts College Academy Trust receive their award from Kevin Shapland of CJS (UK Management) Limited

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Winner: Northgate School Arts College Academy Trust

The Education and Business Partnership award went to Northgate School Arts College Academy Trust sixth form centre, The Bee Hive. The school for young people with special educational needs and disabilities, runs part of The Bee Hive as a business to provide young people with the opportunity to develop employability skills in a real-life work place. The Bee Hive run a cafe, charity shop, well-

being area, and conference centre that are open to the public and are well supported by the local community.


Northampton College Northampton College is the leading Further Education college in the region with around 9,000 students and a turnover of more than £30m. It offers a broad range of full-time and part-time courses, many funded by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). Northampton College is committed to being the college for its community, supporting local people and businesses. The college’s mission is to enhance the lives of its students and other customers, helping them to reach their potential through learning. Current student numbers exceed 8,300 - including part time course and apprenticeships.

3aaa Apprenticeships 3aaa Apprenticeships are an Ofsted Grade 1 Outstanding training provider with locations across England. It specialises in the delivery of professional services Apprenticeships including IT, software, digital marketing, accountancy, financial services, business administration, customer service and management. It is a national company offering a personalised, local service in 38 locations as it looks to partner local talent and businesses together to enhance careers and the economy through workplace training.

Local businesses provide work experience opportunities for the students once they have acquired the skills they need in The Bee Hive. Sheralee Webb, executive headteacher, was

thrilled to have scooped a gong, sponsored by CJS (UK Management) Limited, and said it was great recognition for both staff and students. “I’m absolutely elated,” she said. “It is our

first entry for an award and everyone said don’t expect to win first time! Hopefully we won because of what we do for our young people. We have been able to show what we are talking about. What we do is confidence building ready for going out into the world of work.”

What the judges said

“They were able to demonstrate how their work with the county’s business community is helping to

provide their pupils with a sense of personal worth and confidence, ensuring that the county’s future

workforce is best placed to serve the needs of the business community in an inclusive manner.”


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