Pool Academy teaching assistant wins top award

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A teaching assistant at Pool Academy has won a top award for ‘many years of devoted and tireless service’.

Jacqui Fullman has been working at the school for 16 years. She was invited to attend the Cornwall Teachers Awards at Truro Cathedral recently where she was crowned ‘Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year’.

More than 1,000 people were nominated for awards and this year 16 awards were handed out at the ceremony.

One of the judges said: “Jacqui was nominated for her many years of devoted and tireless service to Pool Academy, for the impact she has had on the growth and development of the school and the difference she

has made to the lives of many children during that time.”

Mrs Fullman said: “I am so thrilled to win the award. I just want to thank all of Pool Academy staff for their

support in the many years in my role. Yes, I won the award but I feel it is the whole school’s award. We all

work together to achieve our best. I couldn’t have done it without my colleagues who are there with a

friendly smile and cheery hello.”

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Claire Meakin, Pool Academy Principal, said: “A huge well done to Mrs Fullman for winning Teaching

Assistant of the Year.”

Sandra Hampton, school Librarian, said: “This is truly deserved and the impact she has had and the tireless

effort she has made, both in and out of school, has made such a difference to the Gypsy Roma/travelling communities”

Nikki Baron from EMPRA PR and Marketing, said: “Once again Truro Cathedral was filled with such worthy

winners – it was a fabulous and emotional evening.”

This was the third year the awards have taken place and Trevor Lee, MD at Trevor Lee Media, hosted the event.  The keynote speaker was Lisa Mannall, Regional Schools’ Commissioner for the Southwest.