Teachers recognised in school awards

Clare Hibbert has been nominated for Best Teacher by pupil Isabella Whithurst in the Guardian Best In Schools awards, Isabella hands over the certificate to teacher Clare Hibbert (w110316-5)
Clare Hibbert has been nominated for Best Teacher by pupil Isabella Whithurst in the Guardian Best In Schools awards, Isabella hands over the certificate to teacher Clare Hibbert (w110316-5)

TWO teachers are the latest to be recognised in our Best in Schools Awards.

Valley School teacher Michelle Buck was put forward in the Best Teacher category by pupil Alicia Kirkland and Alicia’s grandmother Barbara.

Valley School Best in Schools Awards nominees.  Pictured is drama teacher Michelle Buck, nominated by pupil Alicia Kirkland, 13  (w110322-18d)

Valley School Best in Schools Awards nominees. Pictured is drama teacher Michelle Buck, nominated by pupil Alicia Kirkland, 13 (w110322-18d)

The 15-year-old has dyslexia, dyspraxia and attention deficit disorder and had been struggling to cope at school studying for her GCSEs.

“Miss Buck joined Valley School in September last year as a Drama teacher and became Alicia’s form tutor,” said Barbara.

“Since then she has continually battled to gain additional help for Alicia and has been amazing to say the least.”

“She has given her own time up during breaks to talk things through with Alicia and has gone far above what is required of her.”

“If you thank her she will just respond with ‘I am only doing my job’.”

“She has met us to let us know exactly what she is doing on a regular basis after school hours, has emailed all the other teachers involved in Alicia’s education to inform them of what is happening, and is absolutely committed to her role in school.”

“I cannot begin to tell you what it means to have someone on your side, helping your child to have the support they need.”

“She is like a breath of fresh air and a ray of sunshine.”

Meanwhile at Gateford Primary Clare Hibbert was presented with her certificate by Isabella Whitehurst.

Although Isabella has moved up from Mrs Hibbert’s class she still thinks she is a brilliant teacher and the best she has ever had while at the school.

Maybe your school, head teacher, lunch person or school sports team is the best?

Or perhaps you know a pupil who is inspirational or who has improved who you would like to nominate?

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