Nikki Voted Unsung Hero Of The Year
Nikki was nominated by the Academy because of her "total devotion" to the students in her care and her efforts to develop their learning and improve their environment.
She found out she was a finalist in the awards earlier this week and was invited to the ceremony at the Holiday Inn in Corby on Wednesday evening.
There she joined others who have made outstanding contributions to education in the county and it was revealed that she had been named Unsung Hero 2010.
Principal Andrew Campbell said: "Nikki has been a fantastic advocate for young people with learning difficulties for many years. She is a true 'unsung heroine' - always modest and unassuming but always passionate about her students and unstinting in her commitment to their education and lives.
"This award is a fitting tribute and testament to the warmth and regard in which Nikki is held by the families she works with and the wider community, inside and outside school, that she helps.
"We are proud to say she is a colleague of ours here at CBA."
Assistant Librarian Bernie Smith, who along with Vice Principal Janet Duggan nominated Nikki for the award, said she was delighted with the result, commenting: ¨I cannot think of a more deserving winner and am so pleased her hard work and dedication has been recognised by the local community.
"Thanks to the many, many people who took the time to vote for our very own heroine."
Nikki's many achievements include recently securing funding from the Big Lottery for a kitchen garden, which will allow our students to grow their own food and look after chickens.
Student Jack Warrior was also at the award ceremony after being named a finalist in the Pupil of the Year category.