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Social School Awards

May Week Four 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…

Abby Miles (@missabbymiles), who has been sharing copies of her amazing PE resources, including KS2 Knowledge Organisers, with her Twitter followers. Ahead of schools reopening, Abby has demonstrated ways in which teachers can safely conduct PE lessons – a fantastic resource!

This week’s runner up is…

Mr A (@HelloMrA2), who recently shared his brilliant classroom display ‘travel without leaving home’ – the perfect way to continue global learning as well as encouraging the children to read.

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…

Rachel Martin (@MissRSMartin), who shared her rainbow design, hot air balloon filled with different book covers from a range of authors. What a fantastic way to inspire young people to read – so creative!

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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…

TeachPal (@TeachpalMissA), a primary school teacher in Scotland who shares a marvellous selection of free teaching resources, displays, book reviews and plenty more! We loved her latest post on ‘Virtual Trips for Children’ – they would make a great research project!

This week’s runner-up is…

MorganMFL (@morganmfl), who recently shared useful websites for MFL teachers on her blog – it’s the perfect place to go if you’re looking for some inspiration! The blog also includes plenty of resources and ideas, including how she created a virtual MFL classroom.

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 7 Spanish Class at North Chadderton School (@NorthChadMFL), who have been working hard to continue their language learning at home. The students answered questions about life at their school – brilliant writing everyone!

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…

Wood End School (@wesharpenden), who have shown great initiative on Twitter by creating their very own tennis competition ‘Woodendledon’. Special shoutout to Mr Withers who has been putting the videos together. It’s a lovely way to engage with the school community, as well as an opportunity for the pupils to see their teachers having fun – good luck to the finalists!

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

St Andrew’s C.E. Primary School (@StAndrewsCESch), who have been sharing their pupil’s ‘Vision Family Homework’ – the pieces will be used around the school environment to promote the school vision. Fantastic interpretations – very creative!

Perryfields High School (@perryfields_sch), who have challenged their students to submit an entry based on the weekly request set by the teachers – last week’s was ‘Furry Friends Photography’. We’re looking forward to seeing this week’s winners!

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