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This week we've schools across the East Midlands to tell us who and why they'd like to thank a Teacher or School, and here's what we've heard!

  • I'd like to nominate Rebecca Bedford for her impeccable attitude towards her ECT role, and the tireless effort she makes for our students.

  • Oh wow! I have so many teachers in mind that deserve a mention! Some of them aren’t on Twitter though… so my nomination has to be @fossebrookps

  • Right back at you, @BoundlessLtd you are an inspiration to so many ❤️

  

  •  'Thank you' for Emma Culverwell who is my buddy on the NPQLTD. Our meetings always brighten my day and I appreciate her sensible thinking and authenticity. 

  • So excited for this,  @RutherfordFiona @CobblesAnn @DanEdwards_77  @BoundlessLtd  @DHolderSEN

    @MarkWilsonSEN @Clive_Hill

  •  I would like to thank the Sacred Heart Loughborough staff. They are the most committed and generous team anyone could hope to work with. They go above and beyond as a daily action, without any comment or expectation of reward. 

  

  • We would love to nominate Ethan Hayles. Ethan joined us as an ECT this year and has developed into a fantastic teacher. He is a truly dedicated Foundation teacher, who works extremely hard every single day. His calm and considered approach has provided our Foundation children with the best possible start. Ethan has a clear passion and love for teaching, which is perfectly complimented by his innate ability. The children and parents all love him! He has been a fantastic asset to the team, bringing fresh ideas and enthusiasm. Thank you, Ethan, you absolutely are a fantastic teacher! 

  • I would like to nominate the Winstanley School for being fantastic, they do so much for the children that attend there and also the local community.

    I would especially like to mention Rebecca Clarke and Toni Dring for all their support in helping me get the right help for my daughter who struggles daily but without their help we would not be on the right path to getting the help that my daughter needs.

    Not forgetting Mr Finn who all the students love, in my children's words, he always finds a way to make everyone smile.

  

  • I would like to nominate Mrs Witchard, RE teacher.  She makes the RE lessons for both of my children engaging and fun.  They both really look forward to her lessons and can talk about what they have learnt. 

  

  •  If I can, I would like to say a huge thank you and well done to all of the teachers at St Thomas More! I know it is my school, but they have genuinely been so supportive and hardworking over the last few years, adapted to every change and never given up.  They work incredibly long hours to ensure the children get everything they deserve. Go above and beyond with sporting trips / choir etc.  They really are amazing! 

  

  • I would like to nominate all the teachers in English Martyrs CVA. They are an amazing team who work so hard for every single child in our school. They expect high standards in the classroom and think carefully about how each child learns as well as getting to know the children so well enabling them to be the best they possibly can be. All the teachers want to keep on improving and continually share new ideas with each other as well as attending CPD and often working long hours researching new concepts and initiatives. They also support each other so well, realising when one of them needs some TLC and wrapping their arms round them to help. Our staff mental health and well-being group consistently think of ways to improve our working conditions as a team and initiate social events for us all to participate in.As a head teacher the success of your school is all about your team and our school is the amazing place it is because of the teaching staff in it. This culture means we all enjoy coming to school and strive to do our very best each and every day. 

  

  • Sarah Fitzpatrick teaches early years & primary aged children in the hospital, either in the school classroom but usually by the bedside. She brings bags of energy and enthusiasm into her lessons which can brighten the day of children during their stay in hospital. She liaises closely with the main school to ensure continuity of teaching and is an outstanding practitioner. On discharge, Sarah often continues by teaching in the home if the child is not yet able to return to school. She is innovating and finds exciting ways to teach the curriculum to children in a hospital bed. 

  

  • Lorraine Biddle supports young people admitted to the CAMHS inpatient unit at a very difficult time in their life. She is calm, supportive and able to work alongside each young person so that they can progress with their studies. Lorraine is able to find ways to break down barriers, showing great empathy with each young person she works with. Her skill at developing such positive relationships at a difficult time for the young person contributes to improvements in both health and academic progress. Lorraine has also delivered mental health first aid training to over 55 colleagues from across the local area this year. 

  

  • Steve Pepper is our inspirational drama and film studies teacher who is constantly positive about his subject and the aspirations he has for all the young people. His knowledge and love of film is there for all to see in his teaching, and the results achieved year of year are excellent. The subject is one of the most popular options at the school with many students being inspired to carry on with the subject at post-16 level, despite some pupils not previously having studied it. 

  

  • I would like to say thank you to Liz Orton.  She has been a teacher at St John the Baptist Primary School for 36 years, joining as an NQT. She has never lost her passion and drive.  Her children adore her because lessons are fun, and they learn so much.  She is still inventive and up to date with practice, and we are going to miss her so very much when she retires in the summer.  She is an absolute legend of our school and community 

  

  • I would like to nominate the staff at Brooke Hill Academy.  They have been so incredibly flexible over the past year, covering for each other and supporting each other even when there has been a high level of illness across the school.  It has been a bit like the Middle Ages with every illness possible in and around the school.  Teachers and support staff have stepped up and ensured the experience children have received has been as best as they can make it. 

  

  • I have an amazing Team at St Joseph's . So I would like to nominate my team. They are passionate about teaching and learning and want the very best from all the children. Over the past two years, from my starting point, they have been flexible, resilient and open to a lot of change in a short space of time. This is why I would like to thank them for their hard work and dedication to teaching and learning.  

  

  • I would like to nominate Bhumika Sharma-she is one of the most selfless people I know. During the whole of lock-down she delivered food and household items to our needy families. She then set up a Whattsapp group for EAL parents which keeps them informed and offers items such as baby clothes, tables, chairs etc. She then delivers these items to the families' homes. She is always the first person to offer help within school, and she NEVER complains about workload.  

  

  • I would like to nominate all our teachers here at Bishop Ellis as not only did they have to deal with the COVID-19 situation like every other teacher but during the pandemic we had to move our entire old school building into a new one and then carry on under a new Headteacher. All the Teachers did this with a great spirit and kept going under the pressures giving the children a great Education. I can't give them enough praise. 

  

  • I can't just pick one mentor or ECT because they've all been great, so I'd like to nominate: Prash Suraweera, Joanne Nelson, Ian Sadler, Paddy McCaughey, Arezoo Pourkarimi, Ines Kaminzky, Sheetal Dandiker-Bhakta, Christian Naran  for their continued commitment to the ECT programme. They've all been a pleasure to work with this year. 

 

  • I think Oversale Infants and Overdale Juniors have really grasped the science of learning and coaching mantles this year, certainly deserving of a vote. 

 

  •  Hayley Holmes, has read every book I’ve thrown her way and has completely changed the pedagogical approach at the school. 

  • I've really had to think hard on this. However, I'm going to pick two. Stuart Inger was my form tutor & physics teacher. Back in 1994 he told me to 'get away from home & be a success' - I joined the Army & it changed my life for the better.

  • Secondly, it's a teacher that's been there for me since I first stepped into the classroom. She's been a ear to listen, and full of advice for 5 years. @angela_gyte is a legend, and I'm proud to call her my friend.

  • Lauren Dighton has made a real effort this year to accept and deliver instructional coaching - has raved about the difference Lauren has made to her classroom practice 

 

  • Helen Lisseman  has guided two NQTs this year (started their course in other schools) and drastically moved their practice on with consistent and insistent guidance. 

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  • All of our wonderful Ambition Institute Visiting Fellows: Abigail Lear, Andrew Monaghan, Andrew Morris, Claire Cooke, Carlo Cuomo, Fionuala Boucher, Gosia Brown, Ros Hopkins, Jo Puttick, John Pye, Julia Hancock, Karen McVae, Claire Moran, Phil Leaney, Phil Saxton, Ruth Hurcombe, Vicky Edwards, Anna Butler, Ann Marie Donaldson, Clare Bettles, Danielle Beacall, Emma Esposito, Gary Marshall, Greg Hughes, Heather Tyres, Hazel Glassford, Judy Beer, Karen Boothby, Lydia Melbourne, Loraine Lynch-Kelly, Luke Gosling, Lucy Witchard, Mark Wilson, Mel Hendy, Dave Beckitt, Rikki Ford, Ruth Elmore, Scott Burgess, Sheila Dennis, Vesna Knezevic!!!

 

We want to give a big shout-out to all the Teachers, up and down the country, for your creativity, dedication & passion for #Teaching you're awesome, Thank You!

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