People in every community across Britain are facing the challenges of the coronavirus outbreak in some way – from missing contact with loved ones to needing basic provisions or help while they are unwell.
As at so many times in our past, the determination and skill of ‘ordinary’ people is achieving extraordinary results. Millions of pounds have been raised in response to charitable appeals supporting the ill, elderly and vulnerable. As a nation, we are showing our thanks by applauding NHS staff from our doorways or windows on Thursday evenings. Neighbourhoods are uniting to find new ways to stay connected and sustain each other.

The Stars of Hope campaign, launched by Star Academies, has captured the spirit of the nation.

Pupils in Star primary and secondary schools have created art and poetry to give thanks to those supporting us and to share inspirational messages at this time of uncertainty.

Staff in our schools and Central office led the trust’s civic response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Stars of Hope award gives thanks to the many staff who have made an exceptional contribution during this time of crisis.

GIVING THANKS THROUGH ART

We have so many people to thank for helping us stay safe during the coronavirus crisis.  In the Stars of Hope Art Gallery, you will find thought-provoking art created by pupils in Star primary schools to give thanks to all the key workers who keep the country functioning through these unprecedented times.

STARS OF HOPE ART GALLERY

EYFS GALLERY

KEY STAGE 1 GALLERY

KEY STAGE 2 GALLERY

RESTORING HOPE THROUGH POETRY

Throughout history, individuals and communities have faced adversity and responded with courage. The Stars of Hope poetry anthology is a collection of stimulating poems, written by pupils in Star secondary schools, that draw on our history and carry messages of hope and optimism during this difficult time.

Stars of Hope Award

Star Academies made five pledges to ensure that no member of the Star family suffers unnecessarily as the result of the coronavirus pandemic. From the establishment of Star Family Hubs providing everyday food and hygiene essentials to our communities to our national parenting helpline and reopening schools toolkit, staff within Star have worked tirelessly and selflessly going the extra mile to ensure that our pledges were delivered.

The Stars of Hope award recognises staff who have made an exceptional contribution during the coronavirus pandemic.

Barkerend Primary Leadership Academy

Pat Coultous, Tracy Taylor, Kimberley Wilson, Samina Khan, Tracey Peace, Dilwara Begum, Moazama Ashraf, Anthony Waring, Diane Morton, Vicki Hinchliffe, Kalsoom Khan

Bay Leadership Academy

Keith Bailey, Shaun Rogerson, Kyle Horner, Gareth Dowthwaite, Nicola Turner, Deborah Horsman, Barbara Soj

Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, Birmingham East

Samehra Zahid, Umar Wazir

Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, Bradford

Rosina Noor, Mohammed Usman, Riffat Aslam, Shaireen Khan

Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, Manchester

Abdeladime Adimou, Raees Afzal, Amar Khan, Waleed Ahmed, Mohammed Matadar, Khizer Rahman, Benazeer Hussain, Tanzeela Shahbaz, Caroline Leung, Safina Ahmed, Usman Matadar, Jessica Craven, Netesha Butt, Abdul Hafez Limbada, Alexis Ryder, Amreen Yousaf

Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham

Salim Ravat, Shahabe Abdo, Maryam Mohamoud, Hafsa Namaji, Mohammed Ebrahim Hussain

Eden Boys’ School, Bolton

Aisha Dakri, Laura Riley, Carla Mitchell, Tasneem Kadu, Abdul Kadeer Hussain, Shafiq Patel, Carmela Ridyard, Shaheda Bhatia, Yunus Mohamed, Sultana Yar, Uthmaan Vali, Richard Foster, Meghan Starkey, Dr Catherine Barker, Uwais Lunat, Shenaz Ibrahim, Hussain Hassan, Anne Garvey

Eden Boys’ School, Preston

Safvan Yusuf, Ashraf Isap, Ilyas Valimulla, Irfan Patel, Mudasser Afsar, Roisin Metherell, Alicia Ramsay, Ian Ramsay, Jenny Greenwood, Azmat Ahmed

Eden Girls’ Leadership Academy, Birmingham

Nadifo Shamati, Yankuba Saho, Umar Hussain, Shazia Amer, Ohid Islam, Saima Khan, Iman Atwal, Junaid Sheikh, Aneesah Ijaz, Amran Ellahi

Eden Girls’ Leadership Academy, Manchester

Miriam Adam, Laura Chivers, Saida Bhana, Gemma Beresford, Shazda Miah, Seema Musa, Anika Tariq, Rebecca Sagar, Sarah Pinches, Saariah Qureshi, Farhan Patel, Helena Morrissey, Sabah Hafeez, Simone Hawksworth, Ellie Osborne, Fatima Abdi, Ash Rasool, Chris Inckle, Debbie Knowles

Eden Girls’ School, Coventry

Webster N’Guessan, Siddiqah Mohammed, Jamil Uddin, Hafsa Khalifa, Amy Novsarka, Clare O’Hagan, Zubair Khalifa, Andriana Senyk, Aisha Dambam, Muhammad Imran, Mehnaz Shaikh, Yunus Kathawal

Eden Girls’ School, Slough

Baldish Dhanda, Faiza Mughal, Shaista Yaqoob, Iain Wright, Alison Ward, Kamran Khan, Raman Sandhu, Nafees Aslam, Sugra Riasat, Muna Mohamed, Amna Mustafa, Nealmfara Akhtar, Yusuf Ahmed, Madeehah Jehangir, Anita Galica, Maram Badar, Iman Warsame, Safiya Usman Monteiro, Shabnam Ali, Saima Dar, Ashruf Amod, Nafisah Asif, Francoise Cusimano, Nicole Dolan, Eirini Ioannidou, Elaine Hayes, Lisa Kiely, Shegufta Farooq-Bowkan, Bea Williams, Maschil De-Guzman

Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest

Ahad Hussain, Ish’aaq Jasat, Laura Woods, Halima Dadabhoy, Hardeep Kaur Phull, Mary Ann Murphy, Shaveena Bashir, Raquel Murray, Maarya Attas, Iliyan Dyulgerov, Aisha Ayub, Muhammad Dalvi

High Crags Primary Leadership Academy

Rachel Partovi, Tonie Andrews, Helen Neen, Jonathan Harris

Highfield Leadership Academy

Karen Turner, Janet Holroyd, Carol Haydn-Thomas, Liam Johnson, Nick Rainbow, Karen Benson, David Cowans, Dawn Livesey, Suzanne Gibson, Anneke Houston, Colette Dove, Aaron Hargreaves, Rebecca Wilkie, Claire Cartmell, Oscar Marshall, John Kerr, Penny Rimmer, Nicola Dodgson, Danielle McQueenie, Alison Hinchliffe, Beverley Bailey, Patricia Williams, Beth Goodchild, Dawn Leonard, Robert Brookfield, Ian McCleary

Laisterdyke Leadership Academy

Sajdah Salani, Jane Shaw , Babita Zaccardelli, Shohab Ali, Lee Francis

Small Heath Leadership Academy

Helen Cooper, Daniel Hennessy, Richard Willshaw, Julie Delahaye-Slater, Yasmin Manzoor, Ashley Dye, Leah Fury, Tammy Wearden, Tohseef Khan, Jackie McCann

Star Central

Joanne Thompson, Jade Hartley, Nicola Crum, Tasnim Adam, Sophie Backen, Sharon Howard, Tim Frier, Faizal Musa, Jean Olsson-Law, Andy Lavin, Rifat Ali, Angela Westington, Ross Brevitt, Jason Wilson

Starbank School

Sarah Ellis, Christine Francis, Nargis Osman-Ghani, Peter Dixon, Rohima Begum, Amarjit Bhogal, Sid Kazmi, Jamila Ramzan, Amanda Perry, Amy Gittings

Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School (TIBHS)

Naeema Hasan, Muhammed Patel, Zubair Ahmed, Usman Kothia, Sabiha Patel, Safinaz Yusuf, Minhaj Ugradar, Muhammad Haris Falak, Mohammed Awais Akhtar, Farhan Bhola, Shoaib Mohmed, Ismaaeel Hussain, Michael Gibbison

Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School and Sixth Form College (TIGHS)

Farooq Ahmed, Salim Dalal, Anisha Issa, Hanifa Hasan, Asiyat Kagermanova, Yasmin Patel, Shahida Desai, Medina Master, Hanifa Doctor, Akhtar Mulla, Farzana Patel, Nasreen Patel, Ashiya Laher, Fakra Jabeen, Kauser Isa, Ayesha Ismail, Shireen Mangera-Badat, Shaista Ahmed, Farzana Qureshi, Maherunnisa Jogee, Arefa Darbar, Amina Modan, Shanaz Battiwala

The Olive School, Birmingham

Danash Ahmed, Siraz Ahmed, Farina Bolia, Shaida Riaz, Humaira Begum, Sanaa Lariab, Rahilah Khan, Mohammed Masum Rahman, Aneesa Asif, Mohammed Zafran, Humayra Farouk

The Olive School, Blackburn

Fauzia Mulla, Victoria Plummer, Umhera Jadoon, Nabil Jamil

The Olive School, Bolton

Salma Patel, Yasmin Umerji, Peter Gethings, Samantha Slater, Nasrin Patel, Qulsum Valli, Saarah Kapadia, Emma Warwick, Sahida Adam, Zainab Kola, Simon Grime, Jennifer Taylor

The Olive School, Hackney

Tasneem Dana, Heena Solkar, Najiya Hoque, Zaiba Mangera, Fatima Mulla, Anna Nou, Sheerin Ramjan, Francesca Phillips, Manzurul Mannan, Humeyra Rahman, Kimberley Barrett, Julie Bradley, Ameerah Bauhadoor, Hifzur Rahman, Mahfuzur Chowdhury, Rahima Wahid Rahman, Fatemah Bismillah, Sumiyya Aboo, Sabrina Adours

The Olive School, Preston

Richard Ainscough, Christine Burgess, Rizwana Patel, Jebuneesha Ismail, Farida Patel, Anisa Dadhiwala, Shahabuddin Solkar, Rasheda Choudhury, Lookman Batan, Shagufta Ditta Fitzsimon, Leeanne Mitchell, Khatija Badat, Farhana Hajat, Fatema Patel, Ammaarah Taju

The Olive School, Small Heath

Ahmed Hussen, Nureen Qusir, Natalie Duggins, Shahida Boksh, Abduldayem Sultan, Humaira Hamid

The Valley Leadership Academy

Martyn Gibbons MBE, Kathryn Humphries, Deborah Pearson, Clare Lomax, Narda Sestanovic, Vicky Jackson, Kath Burridge, David Dodds, Lorraine Mitchell, Kieron Grimshaw, Jemma Lord, Barry Sherry, Nathan Bibby, Tracy Boswell, Tracy Ward, Lorna Gowerson, Sharon Gretton, Melissa Tomlinson

Thornbury Primary Leadership Academy

Elizabeth Miles, Cathryn Smith, Lucy Clarke Irons, Phillippa Everatt, Matthew Cavanagh, Vanessa Saggers, Zoe Saggers, Ruth Corkery, Leanne Davidson, Helen Cossavella, Arnold Raistrick, Hina Mahmood, Zoe Manders, Fay Taylor, Simon Lenton, Paul Stanway, Nicola Bethell, Margaret Avery, Vanessa Render, Karen Dunwell

Tong Leadership Academy

Karen Oldroyd, Atif Khan, Sarah Morren, Francesca Baxter, Joanne Wreford, Catherine Chaplin, Kathryn Tait, Arshad Ashraf, Tracy Smith, Nike Hale, Charlotte Bowers, Rachel McFarlane