Mark Goatcher, a School Staff Instructor (SSI) with the City of London Academy Islington CCF, won the Workplace Hero Award for saving a teenager’s life in March this year.
Mark was in his office when one of the cadets ran to his door, looking fearful and very agitated. He said ‘Sir, you’re needed right now in the playground’. Realising straight away something serious had happened, Mark ran outside and found a 13-year-old student had collapsed. One of the other cadets had placed him into the recovery position, but Mark quickly assessed his condition, established he was non-responsive and wasn’t breathing.