A PROUD daughter has nominated her mother for the Worcestershire Education Awards 2024 as she is a "perfect example of human kindness".

Sue Lloyd, of Tolladine, Worcester, admitted she was left speechless after being selected for the Unsung Hero Award by Kayleigh Bird.

The 58-year-old was a catering assistant at the former Worcester Royal Infirmary before an operation led her to a change of career path into education in 1999.

She has worked at Elgar Technology College, now Tudor Grange Academy, and Bishop Perowne College among other roles helping those with special educational needs (SEN).

Kayleigh said: "Over her 20-plus years of working in educational settings, Sue has worked in several mainstream primary and secondary schools, PRUs (pupil referral units) and alternative provision settings as well as working to help parents of children with SEN online through Facebook forums as well as in person.

"Knowing first-hand the level of care that Sue provides, having various disabilities myself, her nuturing nature has been a gift in my life. Not only a teacher and carer in her profession but a wonderful teacher, carer, mother and friend at home.

"I am nominating her not just because she has been and is an amazing member of the educational system but because she is overall a perfect example of human kindness.

"She has always put the needs of others before the needs of herself in all areas of her life.

"She has managed to maintain a career in a highly-demanding role along with raising six children and aiding with 12 grandchildren.

"Sue is an unsung hero to everyone she has the pleasure of meeting."


Worcester News:

Culminating in a glitzy black-tie dinner, the awards seek to reward members of the teaching and education sector for their hard work both in the classroom and behind the scenes.

The awards are organised by Newsquest - publishers of the Worcester News, Malvern Gazette, Evesham Journal, Bromsgrove & Droitwich Advertiser, Redditch Advertiser and Kidderminster Shuttle.

This prestigious scheme recognises the achievements, passion and dedication of those involved in all kinds of education – from nurseries to primary and secondary schools as well as colleges and training schemes.

It is quick to nominate at https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/worcestershireeducationawards/ by the closing date of February 11.

To sponsor the awards, contact sales event manager Debra Orr on 07739 820690 or email debra.orr@localiq.co.uk.