Teacher of the Year
The Teacher of the Year category recognises those teachers which go the extra mile to make the classroom an engaging environment in which to go and inspires children, from encouraging shy classmates to participate more in lessons to changing children’s outlooks on the world for the better. These are the people making a real difference to our children’s futures.
Sarah Buchanan is the Assistant Head Teacher and Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordinator for Easthampstead Park Community School. Having held the position since 2012, Sarah is described as dedicated and caring, and has won the Gold Award for going the extra mile to realise the potential of all students in her care.
Rebecca Deeks is the Year 2 Class Teacher at Uplands Primary School. Described as kind, caring and compassionate by those who nominated her, Rebecca is a teacher who goes beyond her teaching role to help the children of her class in whatever issues they face. She is an inspiration to pupils and teachers alike.