Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) Hero Award

We are delighted to announce that Madison Homer has been announced as the winner of the Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) Hero award.

This award is for a student who has shown exceptional commitment to supporting the wider ethos and values of the Academy.

Madison leads the school council, founded a healthcare society for students who are interested in a medical career and is part of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) working party, she is head girl and she mentors younger students and provides maths tuition. Her empathy and determination create opportunities for others and we are richer for her tireless work. At Christmas, sixth formers could anonymously send positive messages to friends to lift them. Ensuring that nobody was left out, Madison sent 170 personalised notes to every sixth form student.

One of her key initiatives is period poverty. Period poverty is the lack of access to sanitary products due to financial constraints. Madison has written materials for every student in school, made sanitary products available across the site and is working with local agencies to ensure students at Forge have access to products.

The work she has done with equality, diversity and inclusion has made a huge difference. Her lived experiences have given her a powerful voice that she uses to provide insights and practical support for cultural days where she helps run events. Her drive to get Forge a multi-faith room will be part of her lasting legacy.

Madison is simply a marvellous person who deserves recognition for her selfless support and empowerment of others, we are incredibly proud of her.

Madison will attend the annual OAT award ceremony in London in late March, 2022.