Awards hat-trick for Bognor Regis school’s staff

Staff from a school in Bognor Regis are leading by example.

Two members of staff from The Regis School have recently been awarded Masters after following advanced studies on top of their teaching duties at the school of 1,400 students.

Also celebrating is its library manager who, after nearly three years’ study, has been invited to register as a chartered librarian.

The school’s head of creative arts, Victoria Walker, graduated last week with a MA in educational leadership and management.

Victoria joined the Westloats Lane school two years ago and has been instrumental in raising the profile and results in arts subjects.

Also receiving news of his masters degree was teaching assistant Pawel Wojtas.

He had spent three years on a distance learning course at the University of Leicester in history and international politics.

“It was most extraordinary to embark on this journey and I am thrilled I have achieved such a great success,” he said.

Cathryn Moon, the school’s library manager, completed the hat-trick of achievements by becoming a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Information and Library Professionals.

Headteacher David Jones said: “Staff are actively encouraged to pursue their own learning.

“Such a thirst for knowledge can only be a positive force within our community.”