Wish our staff the best of luck as nominations come in for the Kent Teacher of the Year Awards!
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.
A number of teaching and support staff from Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey 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 Isle of Sheppey staff member.
- Catherine Gregory – Year Leader
- Daisy Stevens – Deputy Year Leader
- Chere Kempt – KS5 Year Leader
- Joy Woolley – Teaching Assistant
- Millie Todd – Teaching Assistant
- Louise Slack – Head of Art
- Paul Murray – Hub Leader
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.
Nominated by a parent, Catherine Gregory’s submission reads; “My son found joining secondary school extremely challenging and found it very hard to settle in. Miss Gregory has been amazing supporting my son. She has gone above and beyond to help him and many other students.”
Nominated by a student, another submission reads; “I have nominated this person because she is kind, caring and always looks out to others. They are special because they have always been there for me through the hard times that I went through.”
Tina Lee, Principal here at OAIOS commented on the nominations saying; “I am immensely proud of all our staff and the impact they have on every one of our students 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.”
Nominated by a student, Louise Slack’s submission reads; “Miss Slack has inspired me and my career immensely. She always aspires to put a smile on her students' faces and will always have the patience of a saint for her classes.”
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.