18 Nov Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre Principal Honoured With Prestigious GG2 Award
The Principal of The NCS – one of East London’s highest performing sixth forms – has been recognised for his outstanding work in the community at the UK’s premier awards for inclusion and diversity.
Mouhssin Ismail, principal at Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre (The NCS) was named as the winner of the GG2 2018 Leadership award in the category for ‘Outstanding Work in the Community’.
Mr Ismail learned of this honour whilst accompanying students on our first Ivy League Preparation Programme trip to the USA, so was unable to attend the ceremony in person, which also saw prizes awarded to other prominent figures including David Lammy MP and the Home Secretary Sajid Javid MP.
Speaking about the award, Mr Ismail said:
“I am deeply honoured to have received this award.
“I have always wanted to give something back to the community that I grew up in, and encourage the younger generation to take advantage of the exceptional educational opportunities available to them.
“With the right attitude and guidance I believe the students can achieve great things.
“We have witnessed double digit Oxbridge offers, 95% Russell Group offers and the first student from Newham secure a place at MIT, the best university in the world for engineering and mathematics.
“At NCS we want our students to be well-rounded citizens who have high expectations of themselves and those around them.
“We want them to grow up to become leaders in their chosen fields and, ultimately be able to give something back to future generations.”
Andrew McMurtrie, Chair of the City of London Academies Trust, said:
“Having good leadership to sail a ship is essential and Mouhssin has done exactly that since he established NCS.
“We have seen some of the best sets of A-Level results from students with 95 per cent securing places at Russel Group Universities.
“My congratulations go to Mouhssin for his tremendous efforts in ensuring that Newham’s young generation is getting the very best from his skills and leadership.”