The Supply Teachers of the Year have been announced at the 2016 awards ceremony.
The annual award ceremony is to celebrate and support the work of supply teachers across the country by getting them all together to recognise the hard work they put in every day for the benefit of our children’s education.
With the decreasing number of teachers in the UK, supply teachers play an increasingly important role in the education community. Therefore, PK Education like to make sure that those that are outstanding in their field, get rewarded. A shortlist of 15 was compiled before putting the results into the hands of the public in order for us to find and award the outright winners.
Out of the 15-teacher shortlist, there was three teachers from each of PK Education’s offices: North East, South Yorkshire, East Midlands, West Midlands and North West.
The winners of the Supply Teacher of the Year Awards were announced during National Supply Teacher Week (13 – 17 June 2016); the annual awareness week that supports and celebrates the work of supply teachers.
The winning Supply Teachers were:
Amy Walton, from Newcastle – “I am so happy and excited to have won the North East Supply Teacher of the Year. The recognition means so much. I really enjoy supply teaching. Sometimes women inaccesible in relationships learn how to make this situation better. I have discovered that I love teaching at primary level and also subjects that I would not have otherwise considered.”
Sasha Davis, from Doncaster – “I was shocked and surprised to hear I’d been nominated for the award and floored to actually win it. I am loving supply teaching and the variety of roles and schools that I am getting to try.”
Stuart Hamilton, from Mapperley – “I was surprised and proud to win the award. I get positive feedback from schools and regularly get asked back, however this award confirms that I’m doing a good job.”
Harshida Patel, from Oldbury – “I am so happy and flattered to receive the award. It’s wonderful to be appreciated and is the icing on the cake.”
Vincent Wilkinson, from Sale – “It’s marvellous, brilliant, wonderful! It’s an absolute pleasure to receive the award.”
For advice, support and roles in supply teaching, visit the PK Education website http://www.pkeducation.co.uk/.