Dedicated Regis School teacher given Lifetime Achievement Award

Freda at the awards evening
Freda at the awards evening

The longest-serving member of staff at The Regis School is celebrating after her dedication was rewarded.

Freda Heywood was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the United Learning Best in Everyone Awards, in recognition for more than three decades of outstanding education to students at the Bognor school.

Freda with Jon Coles, chief executive of United Learning

Freda with Jon Coles, chief executive of United Learning

The ceremony, held at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds on Friday, July 15, was attended by United Learning schools across the country to celebrate the achievements of students and teachers.

Mike Garlick, executive principal at The Regis, said: “I am delighted that Freda has been recognised with this prestigious award, a true testament to her excellence, passion and total dedication towards the education of children.

“She represents a large team of equally dedicated staff at The Regis School who work relentlessly to ensure the best in everyone.”

The school said Freda ‘exudes all those qualities wanted in a teacher’ - high expectations of herself, her students and staff and a devotion to her work and school. She has helped students achieve outstanding results and raised substantial amounts for charity.

The event was co-hosted by women’s rugby legend Maggie Alphonsi MBE and boxer Josh Warrington.

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