Saltash.net community school was both surprised and delighted to find out in the Spring Term that it had four regional finalists in this year’s National Teaching Awards.
Nominated entirely by the student council, three individual teachers and the whole of one department have found themselves facing visits by the Teaching Award judges over the last couple of months.
Shortlisted for the Outstanding new teacher Award is teacher of English, Jen Dunkey; for the Innovative Use of ICT Award is teacher of History, Katie Boothman; for the Lifetime Achievement Award is RE teacher, Sue Bowen; and for the Outstanding Team, it’s the whole of the Science department at saltash.net.
Commenting on this superb achievement, Headteacher, Isobel Bryce, said, ‘The Student Council takes full responsibility for the nominations in these Awards, making them all the more special for the staff involved. It is a tremendous reflection on the quality of learning and teaching that takes place at our school to have four finalists this year.’
The results of the judges’ visits will be made known to the school later this term. Everyone is hoping that at least one of these finalists will be following in the footsteps of Nicki Bovey, teacher of Science at saltash.net, who was the overall national winner in the Science teacher of the Year category for 2011.