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This academic year has been a whirlwind for a lot of the ESPFA students, switching between remote learning and classroom-based teaching for the majority whilst also having the football side of the programme postponed for some time. We are so pleased to have seen a positive reaction from the students since being able to go back into the classroom and also resume the football season at the start of April.

Ross Langworthy, regional manager for the south praises the students nominated by their tutors for this award. He said: “Congratulations to all students that have been nominated as Student of the Half-Term at their respective clubs. This academic year has regularly thrown up challenges to students and staff alike, but these nominees have continued to demonstrate maturity and pride towards their studies, both in the classroom and during periods of remote learning.”


Congratulations to Chesham United second-year student Matt Clifford who was nominated for this award by Ben Hayward, the Chesham United tutor. Hayward has been impressed with his time-management skills of late and his ability to push himself to do the best work he can. He said: “Matt Clifford has continued to meet deadlines well but has pushed hard to develop his writing to allow himself to meet higher grades. He has developed his academic skills well, showing greater organisation and care in his writing and had graded very well in Sports Injuries particularly.”


Frome Town first-year student Liam Davis has been named as his clubs’ student of the half-term for his brilliant work ethic and good attendance. His tutor, Leah Poole said: “Liam's work ethic is exemplary - his punctuality and attendance is also 100%. He is always happy to help his fellow students if asked and always participates in group activities or discussions. He strives to submit the best quality assignments that he can and never misses a deadline. Liam isn't afraid to ask questions and check his understanding which means that he is able to stay on track and really build his knowledge on the topics that we are studying. Keep up the good work Liam!”


Well done to Ryan King of Kidlington who was nominated for this award by Redd Pratley, the Kidlington tutor. He said: “Ryan has continued to excel within the education sessions and produced some excellent work at the distinction level. He has shown a desire to improve throughout the term and has been open to suggestions that have been made, to allow him to maintain the high-level work he is associated with.”


Congratulations to Swindon Supermarine student Cameron Isaac who has been named as his clubs’ student of the half-term. Ross Langworthy, the regional manager for the south said: “Cameron has been a model student throughout his two years at Swindon Supermarine Academy. His work is consistently on time and to a very high standard and he takes pride in striving for high marks. Throughout the challenges of Remote Learning, Cameron's attendance in both BTEC lessons and GCSE English Lessons was impeccable, his work productivity was excellent and his attitude to overcoming challenges is second-to-none.”


Yate Town first-year student Natalio Stella has been named as his side’s student of the half-term by Ross Langworthy. He has been impressed with the leadership qualities Natalio possesses and his excellent punctuality. Langworthy said: “Since joining Yate Town Academy in September, Natalio has been a sociable character within his class. He is incredibly respectful and hardworking, and combines this well with a clear enjoyment of being part of a close-knit team and class. Throughout remote learning, Natalio's attendance remained at 100%. He often continued working after the lessons had finished, to ensure his work was to a high standard and he continued to be an excellent role model for the group. Upon the return to face-to-face learning, Natalio has kept up this excellent approach to his studies.”

Well done to all the students nominated for their award. It is great to see just how well the students have coped with the challenges that have presented themselves this academic year so well done from everyone at the ESPFA.

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