Saltash school’s specialisms shine on National stage
By Em_Williams | Friday, October 26, 2012, 11:29
Representatives from saltash.net community school attended the final of the prestigious National Teaching Awards last weekend and once again have reason to celebrate. In 2012, saltash.net was the only school to be represented twice at the Pearson Teaching Awards Ceremony held at the Victoria Palace Theatre in central London. Teacher of History, Katie Boothman, was the regional winner for the Innovative Use of ICT, and the whole of the Science Department were the regional winners in the Team of the Year category.
The saltash.net team at the National Teaching Awards in London.
As part of 49 regional winners, saltash.net's finalists enjoyed an excellent Awards Ceremony with Claire Balding as the compere and actors Anna Friel and Rhys Ifans, among many national celebrities presenting the coveted platos.
Commenting on the Awards Katie Boothman said: "Being nominated for the National Teaching Award was an amazing feeling. It came straight from the students at saltash.net and shows me what fantastic, thoughtful young people we have here. The event itself was superb and it gave me a real insight into the methods used to engage and inspire. Thank you to all the young people at saltash.net who make the early mornings, late nights, and weekends spent marking worth it!"
Heads of Science, Chris Henderson and Oliver Lee, added: "To be recognised as one of the top four educational teams in the country was a real honour and we are all very proud. It's a great reflection on the hard work that the whole team puts in, the Science results that we get and the amazing students that we teach."
Accompanying the Science Department and Katie to London for the national finals were Head Teacher Isobel Bryce, new Deputy Head Dan Buckley (a previous national winner in 2003) and Assistant Headteachers Brendan Lee and Andy Oldfield.