Sam Newton
  • The Award for Excellence in Special Needs Education
  • The Children's Trust School
  • Tadworth, Surrey

Samantha puts children at the heart of everything she does. Her clear sense of purpose, energy and tenacity has been fundamental to the success of The Children’s Trust School, and the improved quality of life for children and their families. Thanks to Sam’s leadership, The Children’s Trust School has been praised by OFSTED “positive interactions between children, young people and staff at all levels [and] strong evidence of children achieving exceptional outcomes.” 

By identifying the need for a parent-toddler playgroup, Sam paved the way for the opening of a much-needed school nursery. She is also completing a Master’s in School Leadership and Management at the National College of Education, demonstrating her commitment to CPD.