Across the County of Kent, an array of the best teachers, support staff and volunteers from the area are set to come together to celebrate at the ‘Kent Teacher of the Year Awards’ 2021.
Over ten members of teaching and support staff from Oasis Academy Skinner Street have been nominated for an array of awards. Most of the nominations have come from parents who have shared their reasons for nominating an incredibly dedicated Skinner Street staff member or academy team.
- Dr Polly Crowther – Teacher of the year - EYFS
- Mrs Lisa Day- Teaching Assistant of the Year – Year 1
- Ms Laura Aka - Teacher of the year – Year 1
- Mrs Clare Mcleod - Teacher of the year – Year 3
- Miss Tara Pearmain - Teacher of the year – Year 4
- Mrs Emily Baxter – Teacher of the year – Year 5
- Mr Adam Freeman – Teacher of the year – Year 6
- Mrs Janice Mason- Teaching Assistant of the Year - Year 5
- Mrs Dawn Fisher- EYFS TA of the year
- Mrs Katie Lucy – EYFS TA of the year
- Miss May Allen – EYFS Trainee Teacher of the year
- Mr Andy Moss- Support staff of the Year
- EYFS Team - Team of the Year
- Admin Team – Team of the Year
- Inclusion team – Team of the Year
Now in its 21st year, the event is set to take place later on this year, and due to the current pandemic the event is anticipated to be live streamed via Facebook which is what happened last year.
Victoria Richmond, Principal at Oasis Academy Skinner Street commented on the nominations saying; “I am immensely proud of all our staff and the impact they have on every one of our pupils each and every day. The nominations from parents and members of the public have been really pleasing to read and demonstrate the extra care, guidance and support that the staff in particular consistently provide and have received recognition for.”
The event is organised by children’s wellbeing charity the KM Charity Team. Last year, among the messages of support was a video from best-selling children’s author and star of Britain’s Got Talent David Walliams.
The virtual celebration set to take place later this year will feature videos and photographs of winners receiving their accolades along with congratulatory messages from members of the awards’ judging panel.
Last year, Amara Thompson a trainee teacher from Oasis Academy Skinner Street was delighted to receive the ‘Trainee Teacher of the Year’ award from the KM Charity Team after the incredible impact she has had on her class last year.