Highlighting good work of teachers
TEACHERS play a vital role in the community and ensuring their work is highlighted is essential in attracting new recruits to the profession.
Canterbury Christ Church University’s Dean of Education, Professor Sonia Blandford, will be on the judging panel of the Kent Teacher of the Year Awards and is urging readers to nominate primary and secondary teachers who have impressed over the past year.
Canterbury Christ Church University is one of a number of sponsors backing the 2007 awards. Denne Construction, Pfizer and Kent County Council will join the Kent Messenger in staging the event.
Local winners will be selected at both primary and secondary level in each council area and then the judges will have the difficult task of picking the overall Kent Teacher of the Year for 2007, as well as Science Teacher of the Year and Head Teacher of the Year.
Winners will be named at a ceremony to be staged at the Ashford International Hotel on Tuesday, July 17.
teacher is easy – simply cut out the form on this page or visit www.kentonline.co.uk/teacher to send your nomination to the judging panel. The closing date for nominations is Thursday, May 24.
Prof Blandford said: “There are many qualities and skills which contribute to being a good teacher and we will be looking for those teachers who make a difference. Good teachers belong to a community of learners, they create a place and space where they and their pupils can learn.”
Education is at the core of Canterbury Christ Church’s provision, with the university receiving international attention for its teacher training and development.
Now the university offers a specific Masters level accredited scheme for newly qualified teachers, supporting them in their initial year of teaching. Other education professionals are supported throughout their careers with a variety of MA programmes to support them in tackling the challenges encountered on a day-to-day basis in the classroom.
For information on the awards contact Simon Dolby or Jane True on 01227 475966.
Prof Sonia Blandford