Social School Awards
August Week 2 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’s winner is…
Mr Grimes (@MEACGrimes), who has broken down the Department for Education guidance as a reference guide for parents and staff. Now more than ever it’s so important to come together and share resources. Thanks for sharing Mr Grimes!
Result of the Week
Our brand new Result of the Week category aims to highlight this week’s high achievers. This week A-level students in England received their results after facing a difficult period due to exam cancellations. There have been so many outstanding achievements that it’s difficult to select just a handful, so we’d like to say a huge congrats to all A-level students for your hard work.
This week’s Result of the Week winners…
Brampton Manor (@BramptonManor1) student Vijay who achieved A*A*A*A* and is off to Cambridge to study Natural Sciences.
Cheadle Hulme School (@CheadleHulmeSch) Head Girl Laura, who was awarded A*, A, B and secured her place at Bristol University to study English Literature.
St Mary’s College (@stmarys_college) student Ben Dickinson, who achieved A* passes in Further Maths and Physics, an A in Chemistry, plus an A in his Computer Science AS Level. This is in addition to the A* he achieved in Maths A-level which he took two years early.
Westholme School (@WestholmeSchool) student Louisa who achieve A*AA and will study Spanish and Italian at Durham University.
Top of the class at St. Mary’s this year was Ben Dickinson, who achieved A* passes in Further Maths & Physics, an A in Chemistry plus an A in his Computer Science AS Level. This is in addition to the A* he achieved in his Maths A Level which he took two years early back in 2018! pic.twitter.com/HrpYVMo4fP— St. Mary's College (@stmarys_college) August 13, 2020
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…
Defying Stars Teaching (@amymayforrester), who recently shared a blog post on being a new Head of Year. This is perfect for anyone who is currently applying for a HoY role or has been newly appointed – it’s a must-read!
I’ve had a few people about to take up a new HoY post ask for advice on getting off to a good start. I’ve written a new blog on this with some thoughts. It would be great if other HoYs could add other suggestions below and have a little collection of ideashttps://t.co/ZgkoKIJqiK— Amy Forrester (@amymayforrester) August 9, 2020
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…
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.