National Teaching Award judges visit

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in News | No Comments

IMG_8682 was delighted to receive a visit from two National Teaching Award judges on Thursday 28th April after hearing that Head of Maths, Alan Hawthorne, had been shortlisted for the Outstanding use of ICT Award for 2016.

The judges, Tony Gray and Bob Twells, spent three hours at the school observing Alan teach a Year 13 A Level Maths lesson, as well as meeting with the school’s senior leadership team, members of the Maths department and other colleagues, students from across a range of year groups and parent representatives.

Deputy Headteacher, Dan Buckley, who nominated Alan for the prestigious award said, “The judges were really blown away by how Alan integrated his use of ICT so seamlessly into the lesson, using it as a tool to help the class understand really difficult ideas and at the same time enjoy the challenge.  It was really clear to them why the student council proposed Alan for the award and why so many students wanted to meet them and pass on their support.” wishes Mr Hawthorne all the very best and congratulates him on being shortlisted from thousands of entries across the South West of the UK.