A WOMAN who has worked at a city school for more than three decades has been nominated for a Worcestershire Education Award.

Sharon Miles, who has done different various roles at Oasis Academy in Warndon during her time at the school, has been nominated for our Support Staff of the Year Award.

The 51-year-old has been nominated for the award by colleague Naomi Cooke who said: "Sharon has worked at the school for over 30 years in various roles from early years, nursery, year 4 and now in our behaviour HLTA role.

"Nothing is too much for Sharon. She is an amazing role model who works with our children and shows them endless compassion, patience and love on a daily basis, consistently putting in over and above.

"She has taught parents of our families now - a real part of Warndon."

Mrs Miles told us she was shocked and pleased to have been nominated for the award.

"Currently my role is leading the pastoral team, offering help to anybody in the school for whatever reason, for example bereavement or mental health issues given the times we are in at the moment," she said.

"We have children aged from two up to age 11.

"Anybody who needs support gets support from us. It is very rewarding.

"I have done various roles at the school over the years. Having taught many parents now I know the families well, which helps build up trust.

"Oasis Academy is in my blood. I should think I'll be here to the day I retire."

The awards, run by our Worcestershire titles including the Worcester News, Malvern Gazette and Evesham Journal, aim to shine a light on those in education who have worked tirelessly to support, teach and care for our young people through what has been an incredibly difficult time.

There are 12 categories in our Worcestershire Education Awards 2022.

Voting closes on Friday, December 17, and our panel of judges will choose the finalists, who will be featured in our titles.

The winners will be announced during a virtual ceremony in early 2022.

To make a nomination click here