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Enfield teacher gets top science award

Published Friday, 14 March 2014

Ruth Shallcross, a teacher at Lavender Primary School in Enfield has won a prestigious national ‘Primary School Science Teacher of the Year’ award.

At a special assembly at the school this Friday she is receiving a £1,000 cheque for the school and a certificate for the school from Dr Martin Hollins, a trustee of the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

He said, “Ruth has shown us outstanding teaching skills and thoroughly deserves this recognition. At the Primary Science Conference in June at the University of Manchester, she will receive a personal cheque for £1,000 and become a Fellow of the Primary Science Teaching College.

“She is inspiring future generations of scientists who are discovering the wonders of the world through her teaching.”

Headteacher, Matthew Kleiner-Mann, said, “Headteacher, “We are tremendously proud of Ruth and delighted that she is recognised for her first class teaching and creativity. Our children love their lessons with her!”

Cllr Ayfer Orhan, Enfield Cabinet Member for Children & Young people, added, “It is wonderful that Ruth has shown such great commitment to the children at Lavender School. Science is a fascinating subject and through her inspired teaching, young children are learning, experimenting and enjoying it.

“On behalf of the council I send her our warmest congratulations.”

Ruth impressed members of the Primary Science Teaching Trust with the quality of her teaching and the evidence illustrating the breadth of activities that the children were doing in her lessons. They recommended the award after a visit to Lavender School.

As one of only 80 Fellows of the Primary Science Teaching College, Ruth can take part in College activities and bid for funding to support school science activities and receive free school resources.

Also as part of Ruth’s award,  a primary science company will send activity resources to the school.


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