The Ann Barnes Memorial Prize for Inspirational Teaching
Nominees: Alice Clarke, Anthony Killeen, Lloyd Maskery & Rebekah Sanders.
Dr Ann Barnes was an inspirational role model, always seeking excellence herself and encouraging others to aspire to be the ‘best teacher’ they could be. This memorial prize reflects her unfailing quality to be the first to praise, recognise and celebrate any achievement and recognises a trainee who has gone beyond excellent classroom practice to inspire young people to be the best that they can be. This year the trainee not only inspired in lessons but managed to bring Jeremy Corbyn into the school during the December 2019 General Election.
Winner: Lloyd Maskery
"I’d like to thank those who nominated me for the award and gladly surprised to have won! It’s been an amazing journey and I am really grateful for all the support I have had around me to be successful in my training year. I hope to continue to be an inspirational teacher for all my students."
Nominee: Alice Clarke
A huge shout out to my professional mentor Alex Quinn for nominating me for the Ann Barnes award! I was honoured to be shortlisted for this prestigious award. Memorable highlights of the year include: volunteering to remote teach for my base school, meeting lots of amazing Geography trainees at Warwick Uni and all the support and guidance from Dave Winter. I’m proud to be part of the PGCE ‘class of covid’, all the best to everyone as we embark on our teaching careers! 2020 will certainly be a year to remember...!”
Nominee: Rebekah Sanders
Being nominated was such a surprise, but a lovely way to end a fantastic year. Both of my placement schools were so welcoming, and I learnt a lot from both staff and students - so a big thank you goes out to them. Doing my teacher training is definitely the best choice I have ever made!”
The Nesta Howells Award
Nominees: Christy Flynn, Emma-Jane Guy & Joshua Mammatt.
Nesta was a student at the City of Coventry Training College for Women from 1948 to 1950. She was a member of the first intake of students at the College where she completed her Certificate in Education. The criteria for this award is for a trainee who has succeeded despite challenging circumstances to overcome adversity and has continued to demonstrate development and achievement throughout every aspect of the PGCE course.
It was a privilege to win the Nesta Howells Award after what has been a difficult and challenging year. I would like to thank the staff of the CTE and the friends that I have made for being so supportive in helping me achieve QTS. Although it has been a strange year, I have had a fantastic experience training at Warwick, and it is something I will never forget for the rest of my career. "
Outstanding Contribution to the Course Award
Nominees: Ben Venson, Dani Boughey, Gill Browne & Maeva Grand-Coureau-Basfresne
This is awarded to a trainee for effective and sustained contribution to the course, above and beyond a trainee’s normal involvement and may involve valuable support of peers, sharing of outstanding practice or subject knowledge or a role on the SSLC committee. This year the trainee was the chair of the SSLC committee and became a vital link between CTE staff and the trainees through the really challenges times that they found themselves in.
Winner: Maeva Grand-Coureau-Basfresne
I feel very privileged to have been nominated for the Course Contribution Award and I would like to take this opportunity to firstly thank the nominators (who will recognise themselves!) but also the PGCE Cohort 2019-20 for their trust, SSLC members for their collaboration and the Centre For Teacher Education for being such a positive environment to grow in. I will do my best to honour this award in further work. Thank you!”
Nominee: Ben Venson
I am honoured to be nominated for the award and really enjoyed working with my fellow P.E trainees in learning different ways to teach dance in school’”
Nominee: Dani Boughey