Students who have gone the further mile in demonstrating Reaseheath’s PRIDE values or made extra effort leading to achievement or progress in line with our ‘Bemore’ initiative have been recognised at our latest ‘Student of the Term’ awards.

Each department had the difficult task of choosing one outstanding student to put forward for this accolade. The citations were read out during an on-line celebration attended by Reaseheath’s senior staff, the award winners and their family members.

A shorter, face to face meeting was also held at college and those who could attend were congratulated in person by Principal Marcus Clinton. All received a certificate and cash voucher. Marcus reminded them: “It is a tremendous accolade to be selected against so many other outstanding students. Your success shows that hard work and dedication pays off.”

The latest term awards went to the 15 students below:

Jake MacDonald  Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management (1080) Year 1

Selected by: Animal Management department

Jake was selected for his incredible enthusiasm and drive to achieve in practical sessions. He also stood out due to his keenness in expanding his knowledge of animal welfare and shows real promise that he can work independently to industry standard – the perfect mindset for achievement within the animal welfare and conservation sector.

Anita Galezewska Advanced Apprentice, EDEN Cohort 12 (Food and Dairy)

Selected by: Apprenticeships department

A degree level apprentice dairy technologist, Anita has already been rewarded for her commitment and passion by being promoted to Dairy Manager by her employers, Wyke Farms.

Since beginning her apprenticeship with us, Anita has demonstrated grit, passion and a comprehensive skill set which have allowed her to rapidly progress and thrive within the industry. Her promotion was a rare and magnificent achievement for an apprentice at such an early career stage, particularly as she was in the final and  most important semester of her foundation degree.

Alongside her new responsibilities, Anita completed her degree with Distinction and was also crowned the Society of Dairy Technology (SDT) Student of the Year. She won her award after presenting her final year project on starter culture changes to  over 60 industry professionals, mentors and apprentices.

Maisy Goodwin    Level 3 Diploma Business, Events and Tourism Year 2

Selected by: Business department

Maisy was put forward due to her excellent attendance in college and her commitment to her studies, work placement and part time job.

Already displaying industry ready professional behaviour, Maisy ensures she fully understands a topic and carries out independent research. She uses her skills to lead on group work and externally has acquired a broad range of skills and volunteering experiences.

Course Manager Sarah Lewis is encouraging Maisy to progress into higher education within the customer service or events industries.

Conley Martin  T Level in Agriculture

Selected by: Agriculture department

Conley has progressed from the Level 2 to the new T Level in Agriculture. He is a conscientious student who is determined to do well and achieves highly in his studies.

Consistently demonstrating the Reaseheath PRIDE values with his positive attitude and approach to the college community and learning, Conley is always willing to offer his support to staff and students. He often volunteers in the Foundation department and with the Key Stage 4 teaching staff, offering additional support to students in both theory and practical sessions and acting as an excellent role model.

On the college farm he can be relied upon to carry out practical or stock work to the highest standards and proactively asks questions during vet visits to expand his knowledge.

Jack Schofield   Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land and Wildlife Management

Selected by: Countryside department

Nominated due to his hard work and dedication, Jack, who would like to become a countryside ranger, has shone by approaching his studies with determination, resourcefulness and enthusiasm and completing his tasks to a high standard.

He has a positive and calming influence upon his peers and on the group dynamic, readily offers support to fellow students and demonstrates a curious and insightful mind by asking questions around subjects and creating links between topics.

His lecturers believe that his maturity and confidence will ensure success academically and also within the land and wildlife Industry.

Max Shelmerdine   Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care (Croft End)

Selected by: Equine department

A hardworking, enthusiastic and conscientious student who goes out of their way to support others, Max was put forward for modelling Reaseheath’s PRIDE values.

As well as excelling in both practical and theory sessions and working competently and confidently on the yard, Max is so dedicated to equestrianism that they often come into college early or help out after scheduled sessions to ensure no task is left incomplete,

In addition, Max has great empathy with both horses and fellow students, with many peers commenting that college would be very different without their positive attitude. Max’s lecturers believe that they have a bright future ahead in the equine Industry.

Sarah Smith  T Level in Food Science

Selected by: Food department

Outstanding student Sarah has achieved excellence by setting high academic goals, demonstrating an outstanding work ethic and showing leadership involvement in departmental activities.

Thanks to her positive attitude and keenness to learn she has achieved the highest marks in all her mock exams, and has been awarded a distinction or above for all her written assignments. Her work is always handed in on time with accuracy and precision.

She is also respectful towards her fellow peers and tutors – proof that she fully embraces Reaseheath’s PRIDE values

Lily Maskill   Business / Food Key Stage 4 (Year 10)

Selected by: Foundation department

Lily was nominated for her exceptional behaviour and conduct.

Despite being a Key Stage 4 school pupil, she already embodies the core Reaseheath 5 career ready behaviours that will enable her to achieve her vocational English and Maths qualifications and also to flourish in her future career.

Polite and kind, Lily helps in the classroom and works well as part of a team. She demonstrates excellent English and Maths skills and is always happy to present her work or ideas to her peers. Within the food and business department she is fast becoming a skilled chef. Her theory knowledge is fantastic and she shows a good understanding of basic business concepts.

Poppy Nield   Maths / Level 2 Diploma in Professional Bakery

Selected by: Maths and English department

Poppy was selected due to her resilience in overcoming medical issues and the way she has persevered with her learning and pushed herself to achieve her GCSEs.

Since her arrival, she has worked relentlessly in her lessons to ensure that she cements her learning through comprehensive note taking, practice and exam preparation.

She has developed strategies to overcome her medical needs and ensures that she completes her lessons and the necessary work to support her learning.  She also loves to share what she has been making on her professional bakery course!

Freya Jones  T Level Engineering

Selected by: Engineering department

Freya was nominated due to her mature attitude, dedication and diligence, which have enabled her to overcome personal and health related barriers.

She is very pro-active with her learning and always plans ahead to ensure she  meets expectations. She is among the best performing students for academic progress and also follows correct procedures and processes to ensure practical tasks are completed to a high standard.

In addition she has been nominated by fellow students to be a form representative, bringing the student voice to discussions around the T Level Engineering course.

Isobel Hughes  Level 1 Animal Care

Selected by: Foundation department

An extremely positive student, Isobel looks has followed the Reaseheath Reset and demonstrated it at every session. She is well organised and respectful towards her peers and lecturers and already shows career ready behaviours.

Her practical and independent skills have improved significantly and she likes to stretch her current knowledge, ready for progression onto a higher level qualification. Her attendance and commitment to her course is exceptional and her understanding of animal welfare is very clear both in lessons and practical sessions.

She has been actively involved in improving and building new enclosures in foundation’s farm barn and in the zoo, independently putting forward ideas. Her tutors are confident that she will thrive and be an amazing team member for any business.

Louie ‘Lab’ Plant   Level 1 Plastering

Selected by: Construction department

Despite very stiff competition from all courses, Lab was a clear candidate for this term’s title because he embodies the college PRIDE values in everything he does.

People  Lab is always ready to help other students both in practical and theory sessions, and also helps his tutors with the maintenance of  tools and equipment.

Responsibility Lab takes ownership of every task and uses his initiative in finding practical ways to solve problems. He has completed some tasks at a much higher level than his current course requires

Integrity Lab has 100% attendance across all of his courses including his English sessions, attending all 120 sessions so far. This is a fantastic achievement and underlines his commitment to the course and to his studies.

Diversity  Lab is always ready to help anyone overcome challenges.

Excellence  Lab has already completed his first practical assessment in construction to a very high standard,  and has also gained praise from his English teacher.

Mia Brandreth  Level 2 Diploma in Floristry

Selected by: Horticulture and Floristry department

Despite a shaky start, which included a first stage disciplinary, Mia completely turned her attitude around, and the outcome was amazing in a few short weeks!

She now regularly hands work in on time, achieves Distinctions for her assignments, shows interest in class and is proud of her work and accomplishments. The pride she now exudes is infectious, and this is having a very positive effect on the whole class.

Mia’s attitude is now exemplary and she has a great attitude and work ethic. The floristry teaching team are very proud of her!

Morgan Harthern  BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services

Selected by: Sport and Public Services department

Morgan was nominated for his strong work ethic and dedication to progress, and for his resilience and excellent ‘can do’ attitude.

A student in the department since 2020, he has progressing brilliantly through his level of study, always showing enthusiasm for his own development. He is also passionate about college life, and volunteers to support many events and activities.

During his summer break, Morgan spent two days organising and running an ‘Olympiad’ event for new recruits to the First Bus apprenticeship programme. This involved multiple sport, teamwork and problem solving activities and was an invaluable help in settling in apprentices employed by this important industry partner.

In addition, Morgan supported first year enrolment, escorting new students and families to and from reception and assisting in collecting resources.  He also attended four of the five days of induction week, when he assisted staff; organised events, led campus tours, shared his own experiences and supported classes.

Morgan is very well respected by staff and by his peers, who voted him class representative by a clear majority.


Chris Williams   FdSc in Canine Behaviour and Training

Selected by: University Centre Reaseheath

Chris has made a very positive transition to higher education after completing a Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management. A hard working undergraduate, he goes above and beyond the requirements of his studies to ensure that he has the best possible chance of achieving his career aspirations.

These include the possibility of starting his own business, focussing on canine behaviour training, police dog training or working for the military services.

He is already looking for next year’s work placement and his lecturers are confident that his attitude and determination will help him to achieve his ambitions.