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Posts from June 2018

This past year marked the first one with which we worked in partnership with Aspire2Be Academy ("A2B"), the year has seen great success on and off the pitch with our students excelling in their academic and personal development, we are very much looking forward to continuing this next year.  
As the academy was new last year there are no 2nd year leavers, however we have still distinguished between the Level 2 and Level 3 groups to hand out our awards. 
Read on to discover who the winners were... 


Whilst we were unable to get to Rochdale Sacred Heart Academy ("RSH") to personally deliver the awards, that did not mean that they missed out as winners were still selected and prizes delivered. Read on to find out who the lucky winners were... 


The award for Onside Education Scholar of the Year was personally selected by our Education Manager Richard Lepori, who has overseen the progress and development of learners across all of our partner academies throughout the UK and through his regular visits to each academy is perfectly qualified to select a student overall who merits the recognition of this award.  
This year the winner was 1st Year student at Manchester International Football Academy - Mohammed Munye.  
(pictured below receiving his certificate from Richard). 
Here is what Mohammed had to say in his own words after receiving his trophy- 
"The year has been exciting, it’s been great to come to MIFA and be with everyone as a team. The tutors have been really amazing, and so has Rich and the other Onside staff members, I have felt supported and encouraged the whole time- you can have a chat with them and a laugh as well as the serious side, everyone has just been so friendly and it has really helped me to grow and develop as a person. Everything I have achieved so far is thanks to Ben, Junaid, Jay and Rich and I am very grateful. Before coming to MIFA I used to be very shy and I didn’t have much confidence, but now 1 year on I am A different person- I enjoy speaking to everyone and I feel more confident in myself and I believe more in myself. 
With this award I am shocked, happy and excited all at the same time! I’m just very grateful. I’ve never received anything like this before so the trophy will have a very special place at home, and in my heart.” 
Summer is approaching for our partner Education and Sport Academies, therefore to round off the year and acknowledge the hard work and achievements of the learners at each of our academies we have been handing out prizes to a handful to celebrate their academic achievements this past year. We also created certificates of programme completion for all of our 2nd Year Learners to mark their time at the academy coming to an end as they go on to promising futures in either; University, Apprenticeships or Employment.  
First up is Salford Red Devil's Academy. Read on to find out who the award winners were... 
Onside tutors pictured with a few of the certificate recipients at Salford: (left to right)- Ben Pedley (Onside Tutor), Sam Bardsley- Student of the Year (2nd Year), Dean Nelson, Ore-Ofe Animashaun and Ellis-Jay Banks-Clarke; three of our 2nd Year leavers with their certificates of programme completion, Junaid Khaliq (Onside Tutor).  
For our next blog we spoke to Jane Turner who is the Business Administrator here at Onside Education (and often the voice you will hear on the end of the phone if you ring us!). Jane first started work as an admin administrator in 2006, which she did for 6 years before going travelling, which included a spell of living in Sydney. On her return to the UK Jane started working at Onside Education- with her 1 year anniversary upcoming! Whilst at Onside Jane has completed her Level 2 Business Admin- with plans to go on to achieve her Level 3 Business Admin in the immediate future. 
Read on to find out what Jane considers her favorite aspect of working about Onside, favourite holiday destination & an interesting fact about herself... 
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