Nord Anglia Education is committed to developing the staff who work for the organisation and each year they recognise teachers who have made a significant contribution to teaching and learning. At the European Regional Conference last weekend held in Switzerland, we were delighted that one of our very own, Mary Stuart received one of the six professional development awards.
Mary received an award for ‘Innovation in High Performance Learning’. She researched what the impact of a Storyline approach to topic lessons have on children’s engagement and on High Performance Learning opportunities in the classroom. She did this through fact finding across the key stage, gathered quantitive data by means of a survey of KS1 pupils and staff and collated and analysed data, using the results to reflect upon and measure the impact this approach made to teaching and learning.
We wish to congratulate Mary on this outstanding achievement and thank her for her relentless effort in making certain that the highest standards are met in her practice. She has firmly led the development of a Creative Curriculum, which is academically rigorous yet responsively planned and places the child firmly at its centre. She is passionate about creativity in the curriculum and therefore this award is well deserved.
For the past three years she held the posts of Assistant Head of the Early Years Centre and Head of Year One at our school. The Head of the Early Years Centre, Michelle
Stevens collected the award on behalf of Mary as she is currently on maternity leave after giving birth to a beautiful little boy in September.
Dr John Kennard