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Social School Awards

July Week 1 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 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…

Sarah Farrell (@SarahFarrellKS2), who has shared her ‘showing, not telling’ emotions resource. A fantastic way to teach children about social awareness and reading body language – perfect for the new term. Sarah recommends using the resource to demonstrate how characters in stories might behave if they were to feel different emotions.

This week’s runner up is…

Student-teacher Miss Illsley (@e_illsley), for her brilliant 68-page maths CPD document that follows all of the National Curriculum topics. The document includes subject knowledge information as well as pedagogical approaches – a must-read! You can download it, here.

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…

Miss Thompson (@_MissNThompson), who has been sharing a variety of creative teaching resources will her followers, from book review templates to vocab collectors, there’s plenty that will leave you feeling inspired for the new term. We particularly loved the guided reading CPD notes – clear and concise!

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…

Mr H the Teacher (@MrHtheteacher), who has recently shared an insight into the school’s online interviewing process. It’s interesting to see how it’s done from the recruiter’s point-of-view, to offer clarity for those who are applying for positions during lockdown. The blog post is also a brilliant guide for teachers who are currently struggling to manage the online interview process.

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 winners are…

Reception and Year 1 at Parkfield Primary (@Parkfield), for their Spanish speaking and wonderful sombreros. This week the pupils have been learning all about the continents – great work everyone!

This week’s runners up are…

Year 7 and 8 students at Manchester High School (@MHSG), who completed a fantastic Spanish project on culture and people – we love the board game!

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…

North Ormesby Primary Academy (@N_O_P_A), for their incredible Rainbow Wall, that will act as a lasting reflection of the pandemic and how the communities came together to help one another through the difficult period. The school worked closely with poet Matt Abbott to create a positive mural for the pupils and staff to reflect on for years to come. What a wonderful message to share with the school community!

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

Tupton Hall School (@TuptonHalls), who recently shared a video of the teachers’ favourite books, stories and poems, as part of Literacy in Lockdown – a great way to encourage reading!

West Hill Primary School (@WestHillSW18), who have been reenacting Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night – well done Year 5!

Join the Global School Alliance

The Global School Alliance unites passionate educationalists from around the world under the common goal of providing global learning for students.

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