This year NPW celebrated its 10 year anniversary!
The occasion was marked at our AGM earlier this month where we were joined by our school members for food and drinks. It has been an incredible journey with some real highs but we have also faced some difficult challenges. We wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our member schools for their continued support over the last 10 years and we look forward to supporting you for the next 10 years.
The Education Space was delighted to honour Sam Coster at our recent Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 8 November 2022.
Anthony Wilson, CEO of Newham Community Learning, presented the Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Education in Newham, paying tribute to Sam’s service to education in Newham that has spanned more than 60 years. The award was received by Sam’s step-daughter, Karen Pearce. Sam was able to join the meeting online and received a standing ovation from all those attending in person.
Sam dedicated over 60 years to education in Newham starting in 1957 as a teacher at Burke Secondary School. Sam joined Eastlea in 1972 where he remained until 1991. In November 1991 (after having retired) Sam joined the support team at Three Mills, Tunmarsh. From 1995 Sam worked in Teacher Training for 12 years, not wanting to rest on his laurels Sam decided to take up a role as Governor at Ellen Wilkinson in his spare time in 2004.
Sam continues to serve the Newham community as Secretary to the District Cricket Team and remains a School Governor at Ellen Wilkinson Primary School with 18 years of service.
Congratulations Sam a true inspiration to all of us at The Education Space!