KM Teacher of the Year Award 2017

Canterbury Christ Church Newly Qualified Teacher wins KM Teacher of Year Award 2017

Huge congratulations to Joanna Ford, newly qualified teacher, at Thistle Hill Academy on the Isle of Sheppey for her wonderful achievement being voted as Newly Qualified Teacher of the Year in the Kent and Medway annual teacher award on May 19, 2017.  

Her nominee, Head Teacher, Marcus Newing, had so many great things to say about Jo, but the accolade that  she “consistently inspires all of her pupils to learn” sums up this incredibly committed teacher. Marcus is delighted by this award, “Jo really deserves it”.  Jo was estatic, “I don’t do I anything extraordinary”! Well, that’s not what her Head Teacher, her class or the parents think.

The Faculty of Education supports the work of KM Charities. Kerry Jordan-Daus, Head of Partnerships in the Faculty said “sponsoring this particular award is very special for us and we are really pleased to be able to work in a partnership with KM Charities who lead on this event”. This Newly Qualified Teacher of the Year Award is in recognition of the amazing work of the many hundreds of newly qualified teachers who leave us each year to teach in our regional schools. Teaching is a hugely rewarding career. This annual event is about publically celebrating the many teachers who make life changing differences for children and young people in Kent and Medway.

Jo completed the Teach First Early Years Programme and has continued to study with the Faculty of Education, and is now completing her Masters in Transformational Leadership. The £50.00 University Bookshop voucher, was an added bonus. Jo wanted to thank everyone at CCCU, and in particular Dr Sue Hammond, her Initial Teacher Education Tutor from the Faculty of Education. 


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