A WOMAN with ‘infectious and boundless energy’ who works tirelessly for a school in Worcester has been nominated for a Worcestershire Education Award.

Margaret Jones, who is Fort Royal Community Primary School’s grants and funding administrator, has been involved with Fort Royal for nine years, having originally moved to the area in the 1970s as a school nurse.

Her nomination said: “Margaret has been working tirelessly and with much dedication supporting local families with vulnerable and disabled children for at least the last two decades, first as a Homestart co-ordinator, giving children the best possible start in life through improvement of childcare, early education, health and family support, with an emphasis on outreach and community development.

“For the last 10 years she has ensured that each school leaver is provided with a personalised quilt individually made by ladies from the local Linus project.

“Margaret is only a part time worker but her contribution is always 110 per cent.”

Mrs Jones, 64, said: “My job is all about trying to get those extra things that make a difference to these kids’ education.

“When I first started here we had no equipment outside because all the money had to be used refurbishing the school.

“When you see the face of the child using a wheelchair swing for the first time it is amazing and so rewarding.

“This school is an amazing place to work at and I feel so honoured to be nominated but it really is a team effort from everyone here.”

The deadline for nominations for our awards, which we run in partnership with the University of Worcester, is April 18. Finalists are chosen by a panel of judges and the winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at the University Arena on June 20.

To nominate someone, go to www.worcesternews.co.uk/awards/worcestershire_education_awards/