The search is on for Sefton's most
and pupils across Sefton are being asked to nominate their inspiring
teachers to win a prestigious Teacher of the Year award. The Educate
Awards is inviting parents, carers and pupils to nominate a teacher who is
making a real difference to their School community.
The Teacher of
the Year Award is open to both Primary and Secondary School teachers and
recognises an outstanding teacher who has inspired their students to have a
love of learning. Nominations for
the coveted Teacher of the Year award are now open and close, on Sunday, 25
encouraging, dedicated and amazing are all words which have been used to
describe past winners, and this year the judges are looking for nothing
winner, Mr Martyn Dutton from Barnton Community Nursery and Primary School
in Northwich, Cheshire was nominated by a parent of 1 of his pupils and
judges commented that he was the
'perfect example of a teacher going above and beyond the call of duty.'
The pupil in
question has epilepsy and Martyn went out of his way to ensure the child was
included in every activity, safe and happy. The child's mother credited
Martyn with giving her son:- "the best educational start in life."
Awards, now in its 6th year, is an annual celebration which aims to
showcase the brilliance within the region's education sector. Open to all
Schools in the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire and Lancashire, the awards
are the biggest of its kind and cover every aspect of a School's curriculum,
teaching and staff.
founder of the Educate Awards, says:- "The power of a great teacher is
something almost all of us have experienced and can remember fondly. Great
teachers make School an exciting, engaging place to learn and encourage
children to pursue different ideas and careers.
There are so many unsung heroes working in Sefton Schools who
do remarkable work on a daily basis. We want to hear about these teachers and
celebrate their achievements. If you know an extraordinary teacher who goes
above and beyond the call of duty, don't delay and submit a nomination, it could
make their year!"
nominations can be made by anyone with links to a School, including pupils,
parents, headteachers, fellow teachers and governors. Entries are completely
free and can be made