University recognises leading lights in education

Last night saw leading lights in the education sector rewarded for their important contributions at the LeicestershireLive Education Awards, sponsored by the University of Leicester.

The University were headline sponsors of the annual event held at King Power Stadium. The evening was opened by Vice-Chancellor Nishan Canagarajah who also delivered two awards to their deserving recipients, including the new University of Leicester Outstanding Contribution award created by the University.

The Outstanding Contribution Award went to the remarkable Denham Kite, Principal of Krishna Avanti Primary School in the city. Denham was nominated for his outstanding work with the school since his appointment in 2016. Nominations talked about his invaluable work in improving school standards, the positive changes he’s introduced and his approachability – for staff, parents and students.

Professor Nishan Canagarajah said: “Education is empowering and transformative, helping to shape lives and society. It is incredibly important for me to join you here today to celebrate education in the city and county. These awards are a tribute to you and a token of appreciation for your exceptional work. We sponsor these awards because we believe in what you do.”

The LeicestershireLive Education Awards are an important date for those working in the education sector and for those who are still studying.

Award categories range from science and maths to apprenticeships, music excellence, healthy schools and outstanding contributions.