News, views and more from schools across Surrey, Sussex and Kent
PUBLISHED: 18:34 21 September 2010 | UPDATED: 17:51 20 February 2013
News, views and much more from schools across Surrey, Sussex and Kent...
News, views and much more from schools across Surrey, Sussex and Kent.
The south easts teachers shone brightly at the 2010 Teaching Awards as a record number of nominations celebrated excellence in our schools.
Held at the British Museum, in London, winners each received a Plato, the Teaching Awards symbol of excellence in education, from guest presenters including awards president, the Oscar winning actress Emma Thompson.
I am genuinely proud and honoured to be involved with the Teaching Awards, she said. I owe so much of what Ive done to my fantastic teachers at school and university and it is exciting to join in celebrating what is probably the most important profession of them all.
Cheered on by an audience of some 250 people, including pupils, parents and colleagues of the winners, the ceremony was hosted by BBC TV presenter Riz Latiff.
The winners from Kent, Surrey and Sussex were:
The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year: Kate Campion-Smith from Cator Park School, Bromley, Kent
The Department for Education Award for Sustainable Schools: Polesden Lacey Infant School, Leatherhead, Surrey
The Award for Outstanding School Team of the Year: Ifield School, Gravesend, Kent
The Becta Award for Next Generation Learning: Clare Proctor, Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre, Tenterden, Kent
The TDA Award for Teaching Assistant of the Year: Jackie McLean, Holy Trinity CE Primary School, West End, Woking, Surrey
Good marks for...
Students from Worth School in Turners Hill, West Sussex, made the most of calm seas and sunny skies as they took to the Channel to raise funds for the Sussex Air Ambulance.
A Surrey band
Following a personal invitation from Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis, Sam Pollard and Jack Shepherd, both 14 and at St Andrews School in Leatherhead, Surrey, performed as half of The Theory of Six Degrees.
More than 30,000 children from 545 schools across Kent played their part in the second Kent School Games, which is believed to be the largest school sports event in Europe.
Bad marks for...
Ofsted chairman Zenna Atkins surprised everyone by revealing that she felt it was not an absolute disaster if schools have a bad teacher among their staff.
Education secretary Michael Govehad to apologise to MPs over mistakes in the list of schools affected by the scrapping of the Building Schools for the Future programme.
Sats all folks
The education secretary also announced that the government is to press ahead with Key Stage 2 Sats as usual in 2011, despite this years boycott.