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Social School Awards

April Week One 2020

Every week, we see so many inspiring posts from students, teachers and educational bloggers sharing their incredible work in classrooms and beyond. The Social School Awards are designed to recognise those making waves in teaching and learning, and celebrate their achievements.

Every Friday we will announce the winners for each of our five categories on @TrueEducation_P’s Twitter page. To be in with the chance of becoming one of our winners, use the hashtag #SchoolAwards in your posts!

Click an award to see the winner below…

Teacher of the Week Award

Teacher of the Week

Our Teacher of the Week category will showcase some of the most dedicated and inspiring educators across the social media community.

Whether it’s finding creative ways to inspire students or going out of their way to solve a problem, Teachers of the Week are resourceful, hard-working and generally passionate about teaching.

This week has been a challenging week for teachers to say the least, but we have admired the great work that they’re doing whilst also continuing to support one another on Twitter to share useful tips and resources. We salute you all!

This week’s winner is…

David Chalk (@teacherchalky1), who has been sharing KS3, KS4 and A-Level Science projects and activity sheets filled with plenty of brilliant inspiration! They’re perfect for teachers looking to engage their students during the home learning period with lots of practical experiments.

This week’s runner up is…

Sam (@Miss_Sunder1and), who has been sharing lots of resources – including learning from home guides! It’s fantastic to see the continuation of teachers supporting one another in the best ways possible during this difficult time.

https://twitter.com/Miss_Sunder1and/status/1244538499388375041

NQT of the week award Social School Awards

NQT of the Week

Our NQT category aims to recognise the excellent work of those at the initial stage of their teaching career. From going to great lengths to increase their own teaching knowledge, to networking with teachers and finding new and innovative ways to connect with pupils, NQTs of the Week find the perfect balance between learning and teaching.

This week’s winner is…

MissALP (@MissStaplesloth), who has shared a real and honest insight into her teaching career and experience as an NQT. It’s great to see the incredible response you have received from your fellow educators during a time when the support is greatly appreciated. Keep shining!

EduBlog of the Week Social School Awards

Edublog of the Week

The Edublog of the Week category is designed to bring attention to some of the best educational bloggers that share experiences and expertise with the online teaching community.

From insider tips and tricks to offering unique insight on educational trends, our Edublogs of the Week will be helpful, friendly and fascinating.

This week’s winner is…

The Learning Headteacher Blog (@MrMChatley), who recently shared an insight into what it is like to lead a school during, what he describes as, the hardest week in his career. The post ‘True Colours‘, not only sheds a light on the difficulties, it also highlights the outstanding efforts of many who are continuing to inspire all. Mr Chatley discusses the importance of coming together as a team and the dedication of his colleagues.

This week’s runner up is…

Creating Cognitive Classrooms (@JudithFHunt), who discusses her journey of establishing the ‘new normal’. With the theoritic input, Judith captures a fantastic insight into the evolution of her role – ‘I am still a teacher but for now being a leader will be the biggest part of my role.’

Global Class of the Week Award

Global Class of the Week

In an increasingly global world, it’s more essential that ever that young people are equipped to tackle the global issues facing us today, including climate change, poverty and inequality.

The Global Class of the Week award aims to recognise those engaging in valuable conversation around international issues within the classroom. Whether it’s participating in shared projects, learning about the Sustainable Development Goals, learning a language, or getting involved with the local community, a Global Class is one that takes an active interest in protecting the world we live in.

This week’s Class of the Week are…

Year 5 Mandarin Club at Leo Academy Trust, who have continued their Mandarin lessons using Zoom with two lessons a week from their teachers in Beijing. It’s fantastic to see how well you’re engaging in your language learning during your home studies – keep up the great work!

This week’s runner up is…

Mr Miranda’s Spanish Class, who have being working hard on their writing assessments during remote learning – very impressive!

https://twitter.com/WoodsideHigh/status/1245763979588390913

School of the week award

School of the Week

Our School of the Week award aims to celebrate those schools finding new and exciting ways to encourage learning.

This could be through a school trip, engaging in a school-wide project, fundraising or pulling off a performance or event. It could even be something as simple as making changes to students’ learning environment to boost motivation and increase productivity.

This week follows schools that are continuing to learn and study from home, whilst a small number of children will continue their studies in school. We have selected some of our favourite posts shared by schools this week, demonstrating their positive and creative approach to pieces of work.

This week’s school of the week is…

Barnsole Primary School, who are uploading a bedtime story every weeknight for their pupils at home. It’s such a lovely way to maintain the connection between the children and their teachers during this difficult time – keep up the great work everyone!

This week’s runners up in school of the week are…

Helsby High School, we donated a very kind gesture of brand new science safety glasses to a local nursing home.
https://twitter.com/helsbyhigh/status/1245413567718920195

Waterloo Primary, who’ve worked so hard on their rainbow to thank all of the key workers and to spread positivity throughout the community.
https://twitter.com/WaterlooPS_/status/1245393359994224641

Valewood Primary School, who shared a lovely video of the children singing and dancing – we love your positive energy! https://twitter.com/ValewoodPrimary/status/1245711672825782272

Merchant Taylors, who shared a very creative video put together by U6 girls and Games Captains to keep up the team spirit.
https://twitter.com/MerchantsCrosby/status/1245999324884074499

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