Worcestershire businessman receives National Award

On Tuesday evening at the Association for Physical Education’s (afPE) Annual Conference Dinner, held at the National Football Centre, St George’s Park, Andrew Frapwell was presented with the ‘Award for Leadership & Influence.

Andrew who is the founder and owner of af Thinking & Learning Company Ltd., based in Wychbold, was both surprised and extremely honoured.

“To be recognised by fellow colleagues in this way is both humbling yet very gratifying” “You try and make a difference to fellow teaching professionals and support their work in providing the best possible experience for children and young people in schools and you don’t think about awards”

The Award was presented to Andrew by Sue Wilkinson afPE’s Strategic Lead and he was nominated by Eileen Marchant MBE, JP and Steve Caldecott who is Head of Quality at UCFB and carries out school and college inspection work for Ofsted Inspection).

The nominations drew attention to Andrew’s vast experience across the sector, and his innovative work on Assessing without Levels in schools. In addition the reach and impact of his work on teachers and coaches was highlighted since 1996 when he led the PGCE Secondary PE Course at the University of Worcester.

You don’t win Awards like this by doing stuff on your own.  Some people throw bricks at you, some people give you bricks – some help, some don’t, but they all contribute to the foundations for success

Award Information: Award for Leadership & Influence
To be awarded for making a difference at regional/national level