Winners of the first CGS People Awards revealed

Six CATS Global Schools (CGS) employees are celebrating after being announced winners of the first CGS People Awards across three categories. In addition, six further individuals have been highly commended for their outstanding contribution.
The Awards recognise and celebrate the people creating an exceptional staff or student experience in three categories that are aligned to the values of the organisation – Pioneering, Persevering, People.
Chris Stacey

Congratulations to all the winners and those that have been highly commended. Your recognition is very well deserved.

Chris Stacey 

CEO, CATS Global Schools 

CATS Global Schools CEO Chris Stacey, who chaired the Awards Panel, said:
“We had an overwhelming response to our first-ever awards, making the job of judging challenging. We received nominations for individuals from every school and the central services team with some nominees receiving several recommendations.
“There are so many great examples of work and positive behaviour happening every day around the group that it was hard to pick just one winner for each category. Therefore, we have joint winners and several employees you have been highly commended.
“This year’s winners truly embody the organisation’s values in their achievements. They set the bar for next year’s winners to meet or even exceed!
“Congratulations to all the winners and those that have been highly commended.”

Pioneer Award 2022

This award celebrates the creativity and innovation of our employees.


  • Amna Blake, CATS Cambridge
  • Laureline Galiny, Stafford House (pictured left)


Highly Commended

  • Mary Carroll, CATS Academy Boston


Perseverance Award 2022

This award celebrates employees who have exhibited true perseverance, dedication, and persistence to improve the staff or student experience.


  • Richard Harrison-Poole, BCS
  • Rob Mathers, CATS Cambridge


Highly Commended

  • Lorena Barkute, Bosworth Independent College (pictured centre right)
  • Marilyn Gentle Walsh, CATS London
  • Rhiannon Lawton, BCS
  • Adrian Rose, CATS Global Schools (pictured right)


People Award 2022

This award celebrates positive behaviour from listening, supporting, and everyday acts of kindness.


  • Andrea Barnard, CSVPA
  • Alison King, CATS Canterbury


Highly Commended

  • Semona Cousins, CATS London