The Coleshill School

Coleshill’s Natasha scoops prestigious national honour

Thursday 14th December, 2023

The Coleshill School’s Natasha Blunt is celebrating after winning the EdTech Innovator of the Year accolade as part of the glittering National Schools Awards.

This year’s awards were held on December 7 at the House of Lords and the annual event again highlighted excellence across the education sector.

Natasha was one of eight award winners in categories specifically designed to reward hard-workers, innovators and exceptional school leaders.

Natasha Blunt had a night to savour in London.

Natasha, Head of Sixth Form and Associate Assistant Headteacher at Coleshill, has spearheaded the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership’s (ATLP) Children’s University initiative since its introduction.

Her award is recognition, among other things, of the online integration of Children’s University across the ATLP. The success celebrates her work of introducing new EdTech into school settings for the benefit of students and staff.

The Coleshill School Headteacher Ian Smith-Childs said: “Natasha is a phenomenal leader who richly deserves the recognition of this award. Thousands of students have been inspired by Natasha’s dedication to personal development, enrichment and extra-curricular activities.

“More than 700 children took part in enrichment activities at The Coleshill School and thousands took part across the wider ATLP in 2022/23. We are grateful and proud of Natasha.”

Natasha, the ATLP’s Children’s University Lead, received her award from East Hampshire MP Damian Hinds, the Minister of State for Schools.

Congratulations Natasha!

Main picture: Natasha Blunt shows off her award alongside MP Damian Hinds.