Stradbroke Primary School teacher wins "teacher of the year" award
|Laura Wilbourn and her class (EADT)|
Laura was presented with her award at a “glorious garden party" celebration at the school today by our local MP Dr Daniel Poulter.
Laura now goes forward to the UK finals of the competition. The final is on 20th October and will be broadcast by the BBC!
Laura joined Stradbroke Primary School as a newly qualified teacher and currently teaches Class 2.
The Press release from competition organisers Pearson gives more details:
Laura Wilbourn of Stradbroke CEVC Primary School in Eye, Suffolk has been announced as the winner of the Pearson Teaching Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School in the East of England. Selected from over 24,000 nominations received by the Pearson Teaching Awards in 2013, 62 celebrations are taking place in schools across England, Northern Ireland and Wales on 17 May 2013 to present prestigious Regional Teaching Awards to outstanding local heroes of education. The Pearson Teaching Awards are an annual celebration of exceptional teachers and teaching, founded in 1999 by Lord Puttnam, they recognize the life-changing impact of an inspirational teacher on the lives of the young people they teach.
Laura was nominated by her headteacher who said: “To put it simply Laura is an inspirational teacher. All children should experience teaching of the quality Laura delivers. From the moment she stepped into the school she changed the lives of those she works with. Her lessons are vibrant, well structured and very importantly- fun! Children not only make good progress under her care but they thrive. She is everything one hopes to find in a teacher and the whole school community have enormous professional respect for her”. Laura will now join fellow winners at the UK final of the Teaching Awards on 20th October, filmed in London and broadcast by the BBC.