Kim gets royal seal of approval at Palace

Kim gets royal seal of approval at Palace

Kim gets royal seal of approval at Palace

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A DEVOTED teacher has been honoured with a prestigious award at Buckingham Palace.

Kimberley Allen, who teaches health and social care at Seevic College, in Kiln Road, Thundesley, was recognised for her work by Princess Anne.

Mrs Allen, from Shoebury, was the only teacher of her type to be given the Tallow Chandlers’ Health, Care and the Community Award this year.

She was nominated after picking up a City&Guilds prize for her work in social care.

She said: “I was teaching a preparing to work in care certificate, with Vocational Training Services and in partnership with the Jobcentre, which was awarded by City & Guilds.

“I designed the curriculum, and it was a very short time to fit everything in – just five days a week over six weeks.

“It went really well and we achieved really high rates of employment afterwards.

“The people at the Jobcentre said it was the first time they’d had a waiting list of people wanting to go on a particular course.

“I was the only health and social care tutor this year to win a Medal of Excellence, and I was also the only person to win the Tallow Chandlers’ Award as well.”

The Tallow Chandlers is a historic livery company in London and Ian Robertson, the Master Tallow Chandler, helped present the award with the Princess Royal.

Earlier in the year, Mrs Allen was also awarded with the medal of excellence for her work. Nick Spenceley, Seevic principal and chief executive, said: “I am delighted Kimberley has received this special honour.

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7:03am Tue 3 Jun 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

So she got it for doing her job ?, no other contenders for the medal ? must feel outstanding...
So she got it for doing her job ?, no other contenders for the medal ? must feel outstanding... Nowthatsworthknowing
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8:32am Tue 3 Jun 14

Democrat says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
So she got it for doing her job ?, no other contenders for the medal ? must feel outstanding...
Do you always miss the point? Or is it intentional because you want to be the centre of intention with your sarcasm?

This lady put a number of people into work by training them over just 6 weeks, she has done well and deserves recognition. Why don't you go out and do something useful for once and keep your negative carping to yourself.
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: So she got it for doing her job ?, no other contenders for the medal ? must feel outstanding...[/p][/quote]Do you always miss the point? Or is it intentional because you want to be the centre of intention with your sarcasm? This lady put a number of people into work by training them over just 6 weeks, she has done well and deserves recognition. Why don't you go out and do something useful for once and keep your negative carping to yourself. Democrat
  • Score: 3

1:13pm Tue 3 Jun 14

The Macduffian says...

Not our Kim Gandy then, so pleased
Not our Kim Gandy then, so pleased The Macduffian
  • Score: 3

1:53pm Tue 3 Jun 14

TheaWells says...

The Macduffian wrote:
Not our Kim Gandy then, so pleased
LMAO for a split second I thought the same and sid "No way!" as I clicked the link!!! lmao

** Well done Kimberley Allen !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]The Macduffian[/bold] wrote: Not our Kim Gandy then, so pleased[/p][/quote]LMAO for a split second I thought the same and sid "No way!" as I clicked the link!!! lmao ** Well done Kimberley Allen !!!!! TheaWells
  • Score: 4

1:58pm Tue 3 Jun 14

CarnMountification says...

The Macduffian wrote:
Not our Kim Gandy then, so pleased
Phew that was close, for a moment I thought Kim Gandy had done something we could be proud of, but's not her, this Kim is bright and intelligent...
[quote][p][bold]The Macduffian[/bold] wrote: Not our Kim Gandy then, so pleased[/p][/quote]Phew that was close, for a moment I thought Kim Gandy had done something we could be proud of, but's not her, this Kim is bright and intelligent... CarnMountification
  • Score: 3

8:34pm Mon 9 Jun 14

avengingangel 2 says...

Kimberley Allen might find herself in the job centre with her students. After all isn't Seevic College making staff redundant again. Must be a fun place to work.
Kimberley Allen might find herself in the job centre with her students. After all isn't Seevic College making staff redundant again. Must be a fun place to work. avengingangel 2
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