Sheffield carer who studied alongside her job is proud to be named 'Student of the Year'

A Sheffield care home manager who has been recognised for her efforts in mentoring fellow students has been named Student of the Year.

Wednesday, 13th November 2019, 12:47 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd November 2019, 4:04 pm
David Malone (left), chief operating officer at Chesterfield College, and Louise Spooner (right), home manager of The Laurels and The Limes Care Home.

Louise Spooner, who is a home manager at The Laurels and The Limes Care Home, on Manchester Road, has also just completed her Higher Apprenticeship course.

She was chosen from more than 80 fellow students at Chesterfield College for the prestigious Student of the Year accolade.

It was presented to her by David Malone, chief operating officer at Chesterfield College, during her graduation ceremony.

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Louise was chosen as the winner after mentoring fellow students on Level 2 and 3 courses throughout her studies.

David Malone, Chesterfield College chief operating officer, said: “As a care home manager, Louise has a very busy day job, but she has exhibited an exemplary attitude towards the training and development and has stood out amongst her peers in professionalism and engagement in learning.”

She was joined by Karen Busby, a fellow Hill Care Group home manager, who runs Springbank House Care Home, in Chesterfield, at their graduation ceremony.

Both managers completed the Level 5 qualification in Care Leadership and Management.

Louise said: “I was surprised to receive the student of the year award but proud to have been selected out of such a wide group of students.”