September, 2021

Children's Services news

Sarah Gardiner - You are a star

Congratulations to Sarah Gardiner who win's August's `You are a star' award.  Sarah was nominated by Sian Shadbolt who said:

"Sarah has been with YCH Services for young people since 2 January 2020.  She is an apprentice Personal Adviser and in this year, Sarah has been in has contributed above and beyond what I would expect from an apprentice.  She has excelled in the assignments she has completed as part of her Level 6 Advice & Guidance qualification. 

 "Sarah has built excellent relationships with schools and has received excellent feedback and has built up an amazing amount of careers education knowledge in one year and contributes by sharing this across the Area Team. 

 "Sarah has made a significant contribution to the NEET (Not in Education Employment and Training) Pathways to Success project having signed up over 15 young people and successfully supported 8 into successful EET (Education Employment and Training) outcomes.  In addition to Sarah’s personal achievements Sarah has supported the Project Lead in monitoring, reporting on progress and developing the Project, acting as a liaison with the central team and proactively seeking out ways to problem solve and improve processes and systems.

 "Sarah has devised the local monitoring spreadsheet and provides regular performance to the Area Team Manager and line managers ensuring an up to date picture to inform delivery.  Sarah also attends the projects best practice meetings, sharing and cascading information on behalf of the Project lead and set up the Skills and qualities workshop too.  Sarah has consistently demonstrated the values and behaviours required of an HCC employee – she is hard working and her attention to detail is exemplary. 

 "Sarah always acts with integrity and is driven to support young people in making best use of the opportunities available to them, so they can develop their skills, knowledge and experiences benefitting their own lives and making a wider contribution to society."

Well done Sarah.




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