Evolve has presented its inaugural Health Innovation Within Education Award to an outstanding headteacher who is an asset to Birmingham and the wider education community.
Whilst acting as an interim head, Cath Rindl turned Nansen Primary School in Birmingham from a failing school in special measures to win a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted inspectors.
She was presented with her Evolve award at the company’s annual conference by Birmingham’s Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips.
Evolve Managing Director John Bishop said: “We are establishing this award because innovation in all sectors is important, but especially so in health and education, where there are many rewards to be gained for the individual and in cost-savings.
“Cath Rindl is an outstanding innovator in this field; an inspirational, hardworking and successful head, who is an asset to the City of Birmingham.
“She has focussed on children’s holistic development and by doing so, she has produced great academic results and demonstrated the links between wellbeing and educational progress. She took the brave decision to use Health Mentors as a pastoral team to aid this process.”
As she takes over the reins of Nansen Primary School as its permanent headteacher this academic year, she leads a team that includes Evolve Health Mentors.