Sussex Teacher of the Year Awards


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Sussex Teacher of the Year Awards

The Sussex Teacher of the Year Awards saw the county’s top teachers, support staff and volunteers recognised for their efforts.

Last Thursday (June 27) exceptional educators descended on the Jurys Inn Waterfront Hotel in Brighton for an awards dinner, co-hosted by Simon Dolby the boss of educational charity Inspire Schools and BBC Sussex radio broadcaster Alison Ferns.

More than 50 awards were presented to individuals and teams across the region working within the primary, secondary, and further education sectors. Forty awards went to those named best in their respective districts with just 12 receiving the accolade of overall champion.

Countywide winners included Emma Gale from Coldean Primary in Brighton who won the Sussex Primary School Teacher of the Year Award. She was praised for improving teaching methods and pupils’ progress at the school thanks to her work with the Sussex Maths Hub and the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.

Other champions included Pam Knapp from Bexhill Academy who scooped Sussex Secondary School Teacher of the Year and the Student Support Services Team at Beacon Academy in Crowborough, who were named Wellbeing Champions of the Year.

Sadie Wahnon from New Horizons School in St Leonards-on-Sea was named Sussex Trainee Teacher of the Year, while Nathan Grinham, also from New Horizons School was named Sussex Teaching Assistant of the Year.

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Well done Pam!