Nigel Griffiths, the John Kyrle High School headmaster,
is one of three finalists in the regional heat to find
the head teacher of the year for the whole of the UK.
Griffiths was very pleased with being nominated and said,
'This is a very good way to end my fifth year as head
at John Kyrle High School.'
Hanson, Chief Executive of the Teaching Awards Trust said,
'Teaching Awards Winners are for ordinary people doing
an extraordinary job, day in and day out. They represent
everyone working in education across all key stages and
every type of school.
ten categories reflect different sectors within education
to ensure that every role in schools, from head teacher
to teaching assistant, is honoured and celebrated. We
believe that there is no greater responsibility than teaching
the next generation and that these people deserve recognition
at a local and national level.
Teaching Awards offer everyone the unique opportunity
to thank those unsung heroes of teaching who make a real
difference to pupils' lives.'
Winners and Finalists awarded Distinctions and Commendations
will be announced at the Awards Ceremony in a range of
categories including: the BT Award for Teacher of the
Year in a Primary School, the Guardian Award for Teacher
of the Year in a Secondary School, the DES Innovation
Unit Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Promethean Award
for Head Teacher of the Year in a Primary School, the
RAF Award for Head Teacher of the Year in a Secondary
School and the Teacher Training Agency Award for Outstanding
Trust has also introduced the Award for Healthy Schools,
which is new for 2005, and will offer recognition to schools
which have demonstrated a commitment to promoting healthy
Winners will be invited to attend the Teaching Awards
2005 National Ceremony, which will be held on Sunday,
16th October at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and will
be broadcast on BBC2 the same day.
are already open for the Teaching Awards 2006 and can
be submitted online at www.teachingawards.com.
you to Chris Robertson, Editor of the Ross Gazette for
supplying the information above when my emailed press
release failed to arrive and the school had already closed
for half term.
below, Nigel Griffiths - Head (right) and Bret Vinall
- Deputy Head, with a selection of pupils from various
age groups taught at JKHS.