Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Mrs Croston

Video of the Awards Evening now available to view

Mrs Croston has received a significant national award at the Independent School Awards 2012. The illustrious event at the National Motorcycle Museum, with special guest Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE recognises excellence throughout the Independent School sector.   Mrs Croston’s award was the final one of the evening and to some extent the most significant as it celebrated lifetime achievement.

The award recognises the dedication that Mrs Croston has shown to the pursuit of excellence in education and the development of children’s potential throughout her working life. Most significantly, she has been an inspirational leader at Westholme for the last 25 years, leading the School through a period of extensive and continuous growth.   Her focus has always been on the care and provision for every pupil, never wavering from her motto ”˜Everything is for the children’.   Other highlights of her career include being former president of the north-west GSA, a respected ISI Inspector, chief examiner for AQA, council member for ISCO and Lancaster University and an independent and state school governor.

Mrs Croston said “In a field of other high calibre educationalists, I was absolutely amazed and delighted to win. I have always worked with good colleagues who share the same vision for bringing out the best in our young people. I have spent my whole life in education and it has been a privilege to do so. This award reflects all that is excellent in the independent sector, a sector that parents clearly value.”

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Listen again to Mrs Croston’s interview – please click here (at 1 hour, 40.17 minutes on the timeline)