Dedicated teacher wins national award

A dedicated teacher at Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School has received high praise and national recognition as she was presented with a Silver Teaching Award.

The presentation was made at a special school assembly as pupils and staff enjoyed a school-wide ‘Thank a Teacher Day’ event.

Selected from over 24,000 nominations received by Pearson’s Teaching Awards this year, Sinead Walsh, Year 6 teacher, is one of just 55 educators in schools and colleges across the UK to win the award.

Sinead’s triumph means she will now join fellow silver award winners at the UK final of the teaching awards to be held at a glittering celebration at London’s Guildhall on 23 October.

The 2016 ceremony, titled ‘Britain’s Classroom Heroes’ will be filmed and broadcast by the BBC as a showcase of excellence in education.

Michelle Ravey, Holy Spirit’s headteacher, said: “I am so proud of Miss Walsh. This is great news for her family, our school and the whole community. Miss Walsh is a natural born teacher. If she was a stick of Blackpool rock and she was cut in half it would say ‘TEACHER’ in block capitals”.

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