Social School Awards
April Week Five 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
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 continues to raise new challenges for teachers as they work on educating children at home and also taking care of the children of key workers. We have admired the great work that they’re doing to support students and the wider community, whilst also continuing to support one another on Twitter to share useful tips and resources. We salute you all!
This week’s winner is…
All the staff at St William’s Primary (@WeAreStWilliams), who hand-delivered books to over 300 children (250 families) in lockdown, even in the pouring rain! Every child in Years 2-6 got a year group book so they can read ‘together’ next week. What a fantastic way to keep their passion for reading alive, we salute you teachers!
This week’s runners up are…
Daniel Pallett of Chiltern Academy (@ChilternA), who with his fantastic team of volunteers, managed to make over 7500 visors for NHS staff and careworkers. What an incredible achievement, well done Mr. Pallett!
The staff of Chesterton Primary (@Chestertoncamb) who put together this beautiful montage of staff photos containing supportive, encouraging messages for the children. We think this is such a lovely way to create a feeling of community!
@WeAreStWilliams Today we did a Book Drop to 300 children, 250 families.Every child in Y2-6 got a year group book so they can read ‘together’ next week.Seeing so many doorstep smiles was brilliant.Thank you to all the staff who got soaked in the rain. Every drop was worth it. X pic.twitter.com/9rZYHQqDkf— Sarah Shirras (@sarahshirras) April 28, 2020
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…
Year 4 teacher Mr. Bache, who put together this marvellous dance fitness routine for all students (both at home and in school) to follow along with. What a great way to get both students and staff moving and motivated for the day!
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…
MissBritton.co.uk, where educational author and tutor Julianne Britton shares her tips and advice for fun and engaging learning at home. Here, parents and other teachers can expect to find handy resources and activities to share with their children, both at home and in the classroom.
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…
Rowling class at Grove Road Primary (@Grove_Road), who produced some excellent newspaper articles focusing on the positive environmental changes around the globe as a result of the current lockdown, such as reduced pollution. Great work Rowling!
Rowling class have produced some stunning newspaper articles focusing on the current positive global environmental changes, such as reduced pollution and the healing Ozone Layer @Seesaw @BBCNewsround @Harrogate_News @thetimes #writing #teamGR pic.twitter.com/MXY8wLVatg— Grove Road Primary (@grove_road) April 27, 2020
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…
The Olive School in Hackney (@olive_hackney), who delivered several food packages to those in need in their local community. What a wonderful way to help others more vulnerable – well done Olive School!
This week’s runners up in school of the week are…
Woolacombe School key worker children (@WoolacombeSch), who painted these beautiful rainbows to say thank you to their local NHS workers. What a lovely gesture!
St Anne’s Primary School (@StAnnesKnowsley), whose year 5 and 6 classes created this beautiful video to spread messages of positivity to one another in these unusual circumstances.