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A popular caterer has been presented with an award for her ‘phenomenal work’ in looking after students and staff at a Wisbech school.

Sadie Cooper is the head chef at the Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech and her dedication to the role has not gone unrecognised by her colleagues.

A new category for Best Support Staff has been added to an in-school awards programme already in operation, and Sadie is the first recipient of the accolade.

Sadie Cooper with her award. (56762878)
Sadie Cooper with her award. (56762878)

“She works tirelessly along with her team to ensure all our students and staff have access to high quality food before school, at break and lunch time. With an ever increasing student population, Sadie has always risen to the challenge,” said business manager Emma Burt.

The catering team looks after around 1,500 students and staff on site, providing meals for all tastes and the numbers opting for school meals continue to rise. During exam season, which is currently in full flow, Sadie and the caterers provide an early lunch for those taking afternoon exams to make sure they can fully concentrate on their work.

“She is a credit to the organisation and the decision to award Sadie the trophy was made by our Principal, Richard Scott, with everyone agreeing that she really deserved the recognition. There was a huge cheer when it was announced, I think that reflects the admiration we all have for the work she does,” added Miss Burt.

The awards, presented each term, recognise teachers and educational support staff, such as teaching assistants and now include all support staff, for their positive influence on the education of the students.



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