We’re pleased to announce that School-Home Support CEO, Jan Tallis, has been nominated for a Lifetime Achivement Award as part of the DSC Social Change Awards. These awards are for all those working to achieve a positive change in society – individuals, charities, community groups, companies, public bodies.
The Lifetime Achievement award is for individuals who have made a major impact on their organisation/community and have devoted their time and energy to achieving sustained positive change over the span of their working life. Jan certainly fulfils this requirement; we’re very proud of her hard work, both at SHS and in the wider community.
An extract from Jan’s nomination:
“Throughout her lifetime, Jan Tallis has worked to defend human rights and to ensure that people are aware of their rights. She has particularly worked for the rights of disadvantaged children (specifically the right to education, though this has covered wider rights such as that of housing, safety, food, etc) and of her local community. She has served as the Chief Executive of two children’s charities (School-Home Support and Toots for Schools) over the past sixteen years, and prior to this worked to produce the hugely successful RightsNet website for the London Advice Services Alliance. She has been a Governor of Forest Gate Community School since 2003 and Chair of the Governors since 2010. She has also been a Board Member of the Newham Children’s Trust Board since 2010. Before this, her roles and responsibilities included: being Trustee of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations; Council Member and Deputy Chair of the Learning & Skills Council London East; Founding Chair and Governor of Newham Sixth Form College; and other various primary and nursery school governorships. For four years, she was also a Councillor for LB Newham. Jan has been Chief Whip for the London Fire & Civil Defence Authority, Chair of the Newham Domestic Violence Project and a Member of the Newham Police Community Consultative Group. There is no-one who has contributed more widely or thoroughly at every level to her East London community.”
The winner of the award will be decided by public vote and the vote will close on the 23rd January 2017.
Vote for Jan here: https://www.dsc.org.uk/events/lifetime-achievement-award/