Teachers recognised for "excellent practice"in staff awards
Ms Brookes and Ms Breckon were delighted to be recognised in this year's staff awards
All of Bolingbroke’s teaching staff work tirelessly to ensure that its young people are given the very best education, and these efforts are recognised every year by the staff awards.
This year it was the turn of assistant principal Ms Brookes and head of music Ms Breckon to be singled out for special mention.
What are your ambitions for your work at Bolingbroke?
I want to continue taking the Creative and Performing Arts from strength to strength! We now have more pupils than ever involved in Music, Art and Drama, showing leadership and doing incredible things every single day, as well as a huge number of performances, events and trip opportunities for the pupils, not to mention the ongoing successful Year 7 instrumental programme. I’m so excited to keep building on the extra-curricular opportunities available for our pupils every year to enrich their lives.
Any other comments welcome?
It’s down to Ms Edis and support from staff, parents and pupils alike that Music has grown as the heart of the school – thank you to everyone that has helped get us to where we are, and for your continued support.
Ms Breckon who was presented with the award for most Creative and Innovative practitioner was commended for the quality of the provision of music and art
Ms Breckon was presented with an award for the most Creative and Innovative practitioner & leader in recognition of the excellent learning environment she has developed.
“Over the past four years [she] has developed a team to deliver exceptional experience for our young people,” said Ms Edis before presenting the award. “As a specialism of the Academy the quality of provision in the music and recently the arts is a credit to her and her team’s reflective, resilient and creative approach."
Ms Breckon said she was keen to continue to take the Creative and Performing Arts from strength to strength. We now have more pupils than ever involved in Music, Art and Drama, showing leadership, and doing incredible things every single day, as well as a huge number of performances, events and trip opportunities for the pupils, not to mention the ongoing succesful Year 7 instrumental programme," she said. "I'm so excited to keep building on the extra-curricular opportunities available for our pupils every year to enrich their lives."
Ms Brookes, all smiles for being awarded Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Meanwhile, the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award was given to Ms Brookes, who Ms Edis praised for her “highly effective practice to ensure performance outcomes for all three key stages have gone from strength to strength.
“Her practice is consistently recognised in our end of year nominations Teaching &Learning shout out she was recognised as inspiring teacher of the year in 2017-18. Her personal practice is excellent with our Year 11 outcomes achieving 97%.”
Ms Brookes was also commended for her “highly effective continuing professional development and development of others” which has resulted in the school’s climate for learning developing significantly over the past two years