LIFETIME ACHIEVER AWARD –
Thomas has been responsible for transforming the lives of many young people throughout his career. After 13 years in social work, specialising in children’s mental health services, Thomas founded TCES Group in 1999, starting as a social care company with one client, before transitioning into education for SEN pupils. Over 20 years he has built the Group into one of the larger providers of independent school education for pupils with co-morbid SEMH needs or ASC in London and Essex, working with over 3,000 of the most challenging pupils with complex needs. Thomas works tirelessly to ensure that pupils’ diversity is reflected in the diversity of school staff and management. This ensures that pupils are surrounded by successful role models from their own communities, cultures and background. Thomas has also written and published articles in the Times Educational Supplement on-line, and through his own blog.