Congratulations to Martha Sandford from Kings High, Winner of a Woman Who Achieves Rising Star in Secondary Education Award 2019 Sponsored by Coventry University

My overall goal and aspiration for the future is to maintain my positive, bubbly and confident outlook on life. I have plans to go on a gap year when I have completed A-levels and hope to travel and explore many cultures with plans to meet new people and grasp new opportunities. I hope to further my education by going to University studying Business or a combined Business and psychology course with the hope to go into the workplace soon after.

I am a big believer that plans can change and everything happens for a reason and so I am intrigued to see where and what I will be doing in years to come, but I hope to have an element of business within it!

Congratulations Martha!


It is amazing to see the achievements of our Rising Stars of the future who are currently studying at School, College or University or starting careers on a recognised Training Programme or Apprenticeship. Congratulations to you all.

Congratulations to all the 2019 Rising Star Finalists:

  • Rebecca Akers, Capellas Nurseries
  • Francesca Graff, Myton School
  • Alexis Griffin, Rolls Royce
  • Stephanie Haynes, HORIBA MIRA
  • Hayley Holland, Warwickshire College Group
  • Marie Isaacs, JLR
  • Imogen Lomas, Kingsley School
  • Martha Sandford, Kings High
  • Sophie Watkins, Derby University