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Headteacher Receives College Inspiration Award

6th December 2010

The head teacher of Parkinson Lane Community Primary School, Mr Gugsy Ahmed, has received an award in recognition of his ability to inspire others in a ceremony at the School on Wednesday 24th November.

The award was presented to Gugsy by College principal Chris Jones.

Gugsy was nominated earlier this year, alongside author Trevor Simpson and Eureka Chief Executive Leigh-Anne Stradeski, for their contributions and commitment to the local community. Trevor and Leigh-Anne each received their Calderdale College Inspiration Award during the College’s graduation ceremony at the Victoria Theatre on Wednesday 6 October. 

Gugsy arrived at the failing Parkinson Lane Primary School in 2000 and was faced with numerous problems. However, by 2006 the school had been graded as outstanding by Ofsted thanks to Gugsy’s dynamic leadership and the support of his staff. As well as the school having received numerous awards, Gugsy has also been named as winner of the Promethean Award for School Leadership and as a Local Leader for Education.

This is second year for the College’s Inspiration Awards. Last year’s Award recipients were Roger Harvey OBE, chairman of Harvey’s Department Store, Barrie Rutter, founder and artistic director of Northern Broadsides and Barry Hill, a Halifax man who lost his sight following a car crash and went on to champion the cause of others with disabilities.

Visit the Photogallery to view images from the day.

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