Chiswick School Staff Member Shortlisted for Tes School Award

Danny Sohal nominated as Business Leader of the Year

Danny Sohal

Danny Sohal, Head of Finance and Operations at Chiswick School, has been shortlisted for the TES School Business Leader of the Year Award.

The award recognises outstanding individuals that the education sector; more specifically business leaders who the judges believe have turned the challenges faced by their school into opportunities.

Headteacher Laura Ellener said, “This is the second year in a row that the school has been shortlisted for this prestigious national award and I am delighted that Danny's work has been recognised on a national level. He is an asset not only to the school, but to the local community as well.”

Mr Sohal said, “I was thrilled to find I had been nominated and then shortlisted for this prestigious award, this is the single most important achievement of my career to date and to be recognised nationally alongside my peers is an exceptional accolade. I’d like to thank all my operational teams at Chiswick for their collective efforts, working tirelessly to deliver the vision and strategic plan. I am grateful for the ongoing support that I receive from the Headteacher, Laura Ellener & the senior leadership team as well as colleagues across the school who in collaboration, truly make it happen for the pupils, the wider school community and beyond!”

For the first time, the 2022 Tes Schools Awards has brought together the best teachers and schools from all UK state and independent early years settings, including both primary schools and secondary schools.

The panel of expert awards judges include school leaders, inspectors and education researchers.


Tes editor and chief judge of the Tes Schools Awards Jon Severs said, “This year has seen an incredibly high standard of entries to the Tes Schools Awards. Every teacher and school who has been nominated should be incredibly proud – it’s a fantastic achievement. We are looking forward to showcasing, as we do every year, just how vital our education professionals are to every facet of this country. Teachers, leaders and support staff have all played an enormous role as schools have battled with immense challenges over the last few years: this is our chance to say thank you for all that they do.

“After two years of virtual awards ceremonies, we are looking forward to celebrating our education heroes in person once again.”

The Tes Schools Awards Winners will be announced on Friday 17 June at a gala ceremony at London’s Grosvenor Park Hotel.

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May 4, 2022