Search begins to find Caretaker of the Year

SCHOOL staff across 1066 Country will be hoping for a brush with success in a competition to find East Sussex’s best school caretaker.

The search has begun again for those school site managers who go the extra mile and really put the ‘care’ into caretaker.

Pupils, parents and school staff across the county are being asked to nominate their favourite caretaker or site manager for East Sussex County Council’s annual award ceremony, Caretaker of the Year.

Councillor Nick Bennett, the council’s lead member for learning and school effectiveness, said: “These people can so often be the unsung heroes of our schools, working away in the background to keep our schools warm, safe and clean.”

The award will be judged by Matt Dunkley, the authority’s director of children’s services, and will be presented at the caretakers’ annual meeting in October.

Pupils, teachers, parents and governors from primary, special and secondary schools are invited to submit photos, poems, stories and artwork to headteachers who can use the information to support their proposal.