Prize shows that Wanda cares

Wanda Rose with Hannah Lacey, 16, who nominated her for the award and is about to start college following her time at Priory Sheridan
Wanda Rose with Hannah Lacey, 16, who nominated her for the award and is about to start college following her time at Priory Sheridan

A KEY worker at a specialist school has been recognised for the difference she makes in children’s lives after scooping a top care award.

Wanda Rose was one of only five people recognised for exceptional care by the Norfolk in Care Council (NICC) for her work at the Priory Sheridan School, in Northwold.

She picked up the prize of Norfolk County Care Outstanding Residential Worker in a ceremony at the Nouvere Ballroom in Norwich.

She said: “It is always pleasing to have your work recognised but it is very special that one of the students has taken the time to nominate me for this recognition.

“I don’t feel that I do anything out of the ordinary but I am delighted that I have been able to make such a positive impression on one of our students and very proud to receive this award.”

Andy Clark, Sheridan School principal, said: “Concern for the young person, patience and the willingness to go the extra mile are fantastic qualities for anyone working within a specialist education setting and Wanda is a perfect example of this.

“We are all very proud of her.”