Elizabeth, KS1 specialist, wins the ‘Academic Appointments 2014 Award for Excellence in Supply’!
NSTW 2014 brought the 2nd annual Academic Appointments’ ‘Awards for Excellence in Supply’, we asked the schools we work with to nominate supply teachers and/or support staff who they feel are exceptional at their job and deserve recognition via an ‘Award for Excellence in Supply’. We also opened up the nomination platform to the Academic Appointments’ team.
Reading the reasons behind the nominations was a thoroughly enjoyable task. It really highlighted what an important role supply teachers and support staff play in the world of education and how much their work is appreciated.
We decided to choose the overall winner based on the reasons behind the nomination. I’m sure on reading the nomination you’ll agree that Elizabeth is a deserved winner:
‘We would like to nominate Elizabeth for an Award for Excellence in Supply. She has been a fantastic asset to our school in the short time that she has been here. She is extremely enthusiastic and professional. She has worked extremely hard to ensure that the children are provided with a breath of experiences. She is by far the best supply teacher that we have had!’ Helen, Head Teacher- Doncaster based Primary School
We also wanted to ‘highly commend’ other members of the Academic Appointments’ supply team based on the nominations we received:
Andy, RS Teacher - currently on a long term assignments in Bradford: ‘Andy relocated from Kent to undertake the long term temporary post. He was told that the students would be very difficult and yet he had them ‘eating out of his hand from the 2nd lesson’. He has never had a day off.’
Carol, 1 to 1 tutor of children who are looked after in Leeds: ‘Carol is simply amazing! She has tutored a variation of students- primary, secondary and SEN, and always strives to achieve results- in an educational sense and in the development of the student as person . She is so invested in the care and education of her students, no task is too small.’
Kate, English Teacher - currently on a long term assignment in Harrogate: ‘Kate is doing such a great job at St John Fisher. Not only are we very pleased with her work but we’ve also received fantastic feedback from parents’
Abel, Cover Supervisor & Exam Invigilator, Leeds: ‘Abel worked his socks off during the exam period doing invigilation. He accepted every single booking, including those less attractive 2 hour slot assignments. We also received great feedback from school contacts’.
Yaser, ICT Teacher - just completed a long term temporary assignment in Huddersfield: ‘During his most recent assignment Yaser was always reliable, punctual and always went that extra mile. He stayed behind, and offered himself for extra classes and intervention sessions. The feedback from the school was outstanding – they said he really made a difference and engaged with the students really well. The school would have him back in an instant’
From everyone in the Academic Appointments’ team, to Elizabeth and to all of the individuals nominated for an ‘Award for Excellence in Supply’, CONGRATULATIONS, WELL DONE & THANK YOU, you’re doing an amazing job and we hugely appreciate it!!