Social School Awards
April Week Three 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…
Mr. Cotton from Our Lady Immaculate Primary (@Oli_Primary), who created this beautiful profound poem to describe the feeling of an empty school. We think this is something all teachers will be able to relate to lately, and hopefully it’ll bring them comfort to know that they’re not alone.
This week’s runners up are…
Mr. Field, Head of DT at Portsmouth High School (@PortsmouthHigh), who has been making important PPE to be distributed to local NHS surgeries. What an absolute hero!
Mrs. Mitchell from Padgate Academy (@Padegateacademy), who created a wonderful window display to say thank you to the NHS as part of the school’s Easter Weekend challenge.
Mr. Bragard (@LaurenceBragard), assistant head at Sacred Heart School, who created this delightful shopping activity to teach his daughters some money maths.
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…
Jessica Leppard (@MissLeppard22) who created this fabulous colourful chalkboard to remind her new class in September of their worth and capability. Lovely work, Jessica!
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…
Mr M’s Musings, which is run by teacher and educational consultant Carl. Carl’s latest post reassures parents and teachers over the cancellation of SATs results and offers some sage advice of what they can do instead to support their children.
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…
Outwood Grange MFL department (@OGA_MFL), whose students have been cooking up some wonderfully delicious French treats in the kitchen as part of their language learning. Great job guys!
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…
Parklands Primary School (@ParklandsLeeds), who have opened their school kitchen to several other schools in the area, and have been providing breakfasts and lunches on a daily basis to all students who need them. What an outstanding collective effort from teachers and support staff!
This week’s runners up in school of the week are…
Masefield Primary School (@MasefieldCP), who have been looking after their environment by planting new trees and making bird feeders!
Toot Hill School (@TootHillBingham), whose STEM staff have been working hard to create important PPE masks for surgeries in their local area. Well done guys!
The key worker children at Neale Wade Academy (@NealeWade), who made this fantastic canvas display to say thank you to NHS workers. What a lovely gesture!
Week 2 begins with a shift in the kitchen. We have cut down foot traffic by 80% this week as move to weekly not daily collections of #FSM -bread, tuna, ham, yogurt, fruit juice, butter, biscuits and crisps ...let’s make a difference #SocialDistancing #coronavirus @ParklandsLeeds pic.twitter.com/UEvDyK5MnB— Chris Dyson (@chrisdysonHT) March 30, 2020