To commemorate the centenary anniversary of the signing of the people's act 1918, the Redditch Unison branch, in association with the Redditch Standard, hosted The Redditch Women of Significance Awards 2018.
The event celebrated women in the area who make a special contribution culturally, socially, in business, in politics or in their community. Amongst those recognised on the night was our Head of School Partnerships Wendy Cox, who has lived and worked in Redditch for 35 years.
Wendy was highly commended in the category of ‘Achievement in Business’ – which recognised her career in banking, her contribution to teaching, the establishment of the Ogden Primary Office in Redditch and her continuing leadership of the Ogden partnership programme.
"As Head of School Partnerships, the main aim is to increase student science capital and support teachers to deliver physics lessons with confidence," explains Wendy. "This country needs scientists, physicists, engineers … I hope that my work with The Ogden Trust will make a contribution.”
“I was totally surprised yet delighted to receive this award in my local town,” she concludes.
“I am thrilled to see that Wendy’s hard work has been recognised in her local community,” added Clare Harvey, Chief Executive of The Ogden Trust. ”Her enthusiasm, commitment and success in improving physics in primary schools around the country is making a huge impact and she is a very worthy winner.”