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Social School Awards

October Week 3 2021

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’s winner is…

Scott Evans, The Reader Teacher (@MrEPrimary) has provided some excellent reading recommendations for Teachers and pupils. His website also features educational resources, which we think is fantastic.

We like Scott’s approach to reigniting education; you can access these wonderful resources here.

This week’s runner up is… m

We would like to dedicate this to both Emily Weston (@primaryteachew) and Cassie (@CassHT).

It’s great to see educators sharing resources and transforming them into something unique! Cassie developed reading questions for students, which Emily started collating into a book and updating with answers from her students.

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…

Mrs Ward (@englishwithrew) With just under 64 days until Christmas! Mrs Ward has shared her Christmas Carol display designed with the English studies students at her Secondary School!

This week’s runner up is…

Congratulations to Mark Goodwin at Equal Parts Education (@MarkGoodwin8) who has been supporting teachers and providing behaviour training to develop teaching skills.

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 offer unique insight on educational trends, our Edublogs of the Week will be helpful, friendly and fascinating.

This week’s winner is…

Kris Van Duyne (@KrisVanduyne) wrote an informative blog on Formative assessments. We really enjoy understanding the assessment process which Kris has provided some interesting tips on how to improve it. You can read it here.

Class Display of the Week

Our Class Display category aims to recognise the dedication teachers are putting in ahead of the students returning back into the classroom in September. We’re looking to find teachers who have shared lots of creative displays, particularly with powerful messages.

This week’s winner is…

BARR Tech High School (@BarrCenter) Have created positive and empowering messages and have assembled them into a perfect rainbow!

“We love this reminder displayed at BARR school, Tech High School, to show how students can continuously support each other!”

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 winner is…

With climate change being a huge concern, Ronnie Antony
(@AntonyRonnie) shares from Starlight International School a video of students participating in SDGs with Grade 5 students. We think it’s crucial to educate students on the SDGs and how we can learn to be more sustainable.

This week’s runners up are…

Abbey Mead Primary Academy (@AbbeyMead_TMET) Their students were celebrating the end of term with some energetic and fun photos shared by the
nursery and reception classes!

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