In early November, the Cognita Europe team brought together over 130 leaders from across England, Wales, Spain, Switzerland and Italy for its inaugural Leadership Summit.

The purpose of the two days was to connect, discuss the strategic direction of the organisation – including the new Cognita Quality Framework – and explore what culture and behaviours can underpin this new framework. It was also an opportunity to talk about the importance of growth as the antidote to the challenging operating environment we’re in.

There was also the chance for the Europe team to recognise and applaud colleagues who have gone above and beyond: the Owards gala dinner celebrated our collective successes.

Michael Drake, CEO Cognita Europe & North America, reflected: “I was impressed and inspired by the leaders in the room. This bodes well for all of us and our general engagement. I am confident we will achieve great things and that we can collectively thrive in a rapidly evolving world.”

Oward Winners

Great Place to Work 2022 Large school ELIS Murcia

Great Place to Work 2022 Small school Hendon Prep

Oward for Outstanding Support 1 Safeguarding Europe – Alison B

Oward for Outstanding Support 2 H&S support – Melissa, Helen & Justine 

Oward for Outstanding Support 3 Digital Learning – Andy, Donna, Sabrina 

Oward for Outstanding Service 1 Payroll Team

Oward for Outstanding Service 2 Property Team

Oward for Outstanding Service 3 Vanessa Conlan

Most Loved by Parents 2022 Large school BSB

Most Loved by Parents 2022 Small school Polam

Oward for Holistic Education 1 Hastings

Oward for Holistic Education 2 Milbourne Lodge

Oward for Holistic Education 3 Cumnor Girls

Oward for Operational Excellence 1 BSB

Oward for Operational Excellence 2 Hastings

Oward for Operational Excellence 3 Duncombe

Oward for Leadership 1 James Stenning

Oward for Leadership 2 Nigel Miller

Oward for Leadership 3 Neil Tetley

Oward for Growth 1 Mirasur

Oward for Growth 2 Downsend

Oward for Growth 3 Glenesk

School of the Year 2022 Small school St Margaret’s

School of the Year 2022 Large school ELIS Murcia