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TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS: Nominations flood in for top teacher




Nominations are flooding in for our new campaign to crown your Teacher of the Year.

The Bury Free Press has launched a new campaign this year to recognise all of the hard work our teaching staff to do in our schools and colleges.

Sponsored by Discovery Education, which provides curriculum content, the top teacher of the year will be crowned in December.

Teacher of the Year.
Teacher of the Year.

Nearly 150 nominations have been received so far.

We had a look at some of the fantastic nominations you have put forward for our teaching staff.

Sam Goody, a Howard Community Primary School in Bury St Edmunds Early Year Foundation Stage teacher, has received a nomination from one of her past pupils, who says ‘she helped me to read, write, and brought my confidence out through the roof’.

Kim Benjamin, a teaching assistant also from Howard Community Primary School, received a nomination for helping ‘my daughter a lot with her reading, writing and maths last year’.

Alison Sawyer, from Westgate Community Primary School in Bury St Edmunds, was nominated for her dedication and hard work – ‘her kindness and generosity is never ending and I can’t think of a more deserved candidate’.

Ryan Noonan, from All Saints CEVC Primary School in Lawshall, has received several nominations for the award.

‘His dedication to education is a true inspiration’, one nomination said. Another said ‘a teacher who goes above and beyond all expectations’.

Michelle Wappett, from Tollgate Primary School in Bury St Edmunds, has received a nomination for the work she does as a nursery teacher. ‘She creates an engaging, safe and caring environment where children thrive’ a fellow teacher said.

Stacy Stone, also from Tollgate Primary, has been nominated for her exceeding her normal duties. ‘Mrs Stone went above and beyond when my daughter first started Tollgate’.

Carol Sturman, from Elsmwell Primary School, has been put forward for going above and beyond everyday at the school. ‘She came into teaching a bit later than most but has put her heart and soul into it,’ the nomination said.

Jamie Winch, from Sebert Wood Primary School in Bury St Edmunds, has been put forward for being ‘known as a legend’, the nomination said. ‘He makes so much effort to engage the children’.

Will Dexter, from Ixworth Free School, has been nominated by one of his pupils, ‘he is supportive and is a good listener and is full of life’, the nomination said.

Nominations are now open for your top teacher to be crowned teacher of the year and to win some prizes and a certificate. Go to www.bfpteacheroftheyear.co.uk

Discovery Education, our sponsor.
Discovery Education, our sponsor.


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