Fortis Trust Shortlisted for the TT Education Trailblazer Award

We are thrilled that Fortis Trust has been nominated for the prestigious Trailblazer Award as part of TT Education’s Empowerment Awards. This nomination acknowledges Fortis Trust’s collaboration with Forward2Employment to support our young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in securing meaningful employment.  The recognition highlights Fortis Trust’s innovative practices and its commitment to fostering an inclusive, positive approach to school leadership and pedagogy.

The Trailblazer Award nomination comes as Fortis Trust prepares to attend the School Improvement and Development Conference and the TT Education Awards Evening on June 20, 2024, at the University of Warwick.

On receiving the news, Marie Sweetlove-Smyth, Chief Executive of Fortis Trust stated:

“We are immensely proud to be shortlisted for the Trailblazer Award by TT Education. This nomination is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team at Fortis Trust. Our collaboration with Forward2Employment and our ongoing initiatives to expand educational opportunities and support systems for young people with SEND reflect our unwavering commitment to inclusivity and innovation. We look forward to continuing our mission to empower every student and provide them with the skills and opportunities they need to thrive in society.”

Elizabeth Halton, Principal of Forward2Employment furthered the CEO’s comments by adding:


“All the team at Forward2Employment work tirelessly to extend the opportunities for young people in Kent and Medway and give them the support that they need to gain employment.  To see that work recognised and be nominated for this award is a real honour and a testament to the dedication of the team.  With the support of Fortis Trust, we look forward to continuing to grow so that we can offer more young people the support they deserve and build a brighter future for everyone.”

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