Search is on for top-class teach­ers

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

KENT’S teach­ers play a vi­tal role in the de­vel­op­ment of our chil­dren and the cre­ation of a vi­brant econ­omy. Geral­dine Allinson, chair­man of the Kent Mes­sen­ger Group, said the teach­ing pro­fes­sion was crit­i­cal to build­ing a strong foun­da­tion for the com­mu­nity of Kent. Mrs Allinson will be join­ing a num­ber of im­por­tant Kent or­gan­i­sa­tions and busi­nesses in pre­sent­ing the top hon­ours at the 2007 Kent Teacher of the Year Awards in July. With just a week be­fore the close of nom­i­na­tions Mrs Allinson urged KM read­ers to pro­pose teach­ing pro­fes­sion­als that had left a pow­er­ful and pos­i­tive im­pres­sion on their chil­dren. She said: “It is so im­por­tant that the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion of teach­ers in Kent is recog­nised and that we cel­e­brate the vi­tal con­tri­bu­tion th­ese spe­cial peo­ple make to our com­mu­nity.” It is easy to nom­i­nate a pri­mary or sec­ondary teacher for the awards. Sim­ply cut out the form on this page and send it to the awards of­fice to­gether with de­tails of why the nom­i­nated teacher de­serves recog­ni­tion. Nom­i­na­tions can also be made on­line at www.ken­ton­ teacher The dead­line is May 24. All the win­ners will be an­nounced at a cer­e­mony at the Ash­ford In­ter­na­tional Ho­tel on Tues­day, July 17. Awards will be pre­sented by event spon­sors Pfizer, Can­ter­bury Christ Church Univer­sity, Kent County Coun­cil, Denne Con­struc­tion and Ground Zero Pro­duc­tions. Spe­cial Awards will also be made to the Kent Science Teacher of the Year and Head Teacher of the Year.

For in­for­ma­tion on the awards con­tact Si­mon Dolby or Jane True on 01227 475966.

Geral­dine Allinson

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