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Newly Qualified Teacher wins Award


Joanne Babb was presented with her award at the annual ‘Worshipful Company of Educators, Trust Fund Awards.’

The awards recognise the excellence and innovation in achievement and training in order to encourage both students and their mentors to undertake, and for the public to appreciate the work of educators.

The evening was hosted by Martyn Lewis CBE and an after dinner speech was given to the winners by Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools, Sir Micheal Wilshaw.

The former trainee teacher was nominated by the University for her excellent dedication to teaching and for making a lasting impression during her work placement at a Wolverhampton School.

Joanne began as a Newly Qualified Teacher at the Broad Meadow Special School in Wolverhampton in September 2012.

Joanne made such an impression on Head Teacher, Karen Warrington, that when a vacancy arose, she searched the NQT pool for Joanne, making her a permanent member of staff in September 2013.

Karen said: “She is a fantastic teacher and cares passionately about the children.

“Joanne’s lesson observations are always good and often outstanding”.

Joanne studied a B.Ed. Hons in Primary Education, at the University of Wolverhampton, while trialling a 6 week additional voluntary placement in special schools.

The University now offers special school placements to all students on Teacher Training Programmes.

The award ceremony had taken place at Vintners’ Hall, based in London, on 11 April 2014.


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Date Issued: 2 May 2014

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