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Top teachers honoured with awards

It was a night of joy and triumph at Winchester’s Great Hall this month, as the second annual Hampshire Education Awards brought together the cream of the county’s school staff and volunteers to celebrate excellence and achievement.

Councillor Roz Chadd, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Education and Skills, said: “I am delighted to hear of the exceptional work of teachers, and support staff both in and out of the classroom, as well as the volunteers in Hampshire schools — supporting Hampshire pupils to grow into young people of whom we can all feel proud. This is an opportunity to say a very special thank you to every member of staff, governor and volunteer.”

More than 50 teachers, support staff and governors were recognised in the awards, which were judged by teachers, headteachers and college principals. The awards were open to Hampshire-maintained and academy schools, and for the first time this year, Hampshire’s post-16 colleges.

The awards and recipients are:

Laying the Foundations: Ali Rowell (Redlands, Fareham);

Education Leadership: Krista Dawkins (Crestwood, Eastleigh);

Teaching Support: Natalie Davies (Leesland, Gosport);

Wider Support Contribution: Stefanie Stroud (Newtown Primary School, Gosport);

Outstanding Contribution to Education: Tim Jackson (Sparsholt College, Winchester);

Flying Colours: Tamara Goddard (Cornerstone Church of England Primary School, Fareham);

Apprentice: Sky Caves (Basingstoke College of Technology);

Teaching and Learning: Lindsey Lee (Kings’ School, Winchester);

Community Impact: Helen Porter (Anstey Junior School, Alton) and All Saints Church of England Junior School in Fleet;

Governance: Dr Mike Bateman (Havant & South Downs College);

Improving Life Chances: Linda Brick (The Hamble School);

Futures: Alistair Lambon (St Vincent College, Gosport).

There was also a Special Recognition Award presented in memory of Mike Taylor, who died earlier this year. Mike worked for Hampshire Education Personnel Services for 24 years, was a governor at Aldworth School, Basingstoke and had volunteered at Court Moor School, Fleet.

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