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Social School Awards

June 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 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…

Mr Potts of Fulneck School (@FulneckSchool), who gave a profound and memorable speech in his virtual school assembly about the importance of Black Lives Matter and Pride Month.

This week’s runner up is…

Miss Shakeshaft (@MissEduKatie), who shared a fantastic learning resource featuring a selection of LGBT and BAME books teachers can use to promote diversity in the classroom. Well done, Miss Shakeshaft!

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 Parsons (@MissHParsons), for creating these insightful and pretty-looking morning and end-of-day question ‘lollipops’ for her students. We think this is a fabulous way to get children to set intentions for the day and get reflective!

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…

Key stage 2 teacher Sarah Farrell (@SarahFarrellKS2), whose blog Mrs F’s Classroom is a treasure trove of useful spelling, grammar and maths resources, including easy word games teachers can play in their own classrooms. Great work, Sarah!

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…

Year 6 class at Lunts Heath School (@LuntsHeathSch), who created this funny and creative socially distanced film to show the different journeys of a plastic bottle. We think this is a perfect way to spread the word about plastic pollution and the importance of recycling! Well done Year 6!

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…

Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School (@TauheedulGirls), who have generously been preparing food for the Covid-19 Hot Meals appeal, and raised over £2000 so far! We think this is a fantastic way to support their local community and help those in need during this crisis. Well done to all their volunteers!

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

St Andrew’s C.E. Primary School (@StAndrewsCESch), who are running a Virtual Sports Day Challenge until the 22nd June, to inspire children to stay active whilst at home, and enjoy a sense of camaraderie with their friends. What a marvellous idea!

Eden Girls’ School (@EdenGirlsBham), who sent out an anti-racism Powerpoint presentation with activities to their Years 7-10 students, to teach how they can help to eradicate racism. So important at this pivotal time!

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