On Sunday 26th October, teacher of Maths from saltash.net community school, Scott Wieprecht, travelled to London to attend the National Teaching Awards Grand Final which this year took place in the Guildhall for the first time.
Accompanied by members of his family, as well as saltash.net’s headteacher, Mrs Bryce, deputy headteacher, Mr Buckley, and the school’s mascot, Sophie Bear, Mr Wieprecht was flying the flag for the South West of England as regional winner for the outstanding use of technology in education.
The star studded event was made extra special as a result of saltash.net’s school logo being displayed prominently on the decorative banners providing the backdrop to the presenter, Dan Snow, and the celebrity guests.
When the ceremony was televised the following Sunday on BBC2, saltash.net was thrilled to see its distinctive logo, celebrating its partnership with other schools in the area, so much in evidence during the TV programme.
The student council at saltash.net were feeling particularly proud of Mr Wieprecht as they nominated him for the Award. He became one of just 59 regional winners in ten different categories from over 20,000 nominees in total across the UK.
Mr Buckley, who endorsed Mr Wieprecht’s nomination said, “It is excellent that outstanding teachers are recognised nationally for the work they do every day in the classroom and even better when it is the students themselves who have made the nomination. It is clear to see why saltash.net students chose Mr Wieprecht.”