Pool Academy members reach the finals of the Cornwall Teacher Awards 2018

Two members of Pool Academy are finalists of Cornwall Teacher Awards 2018.  This is the third year where staff/governors have reached the finals of the awards.

Clive Bramley, Chair of Governors at the school, has been nominated as School Governor of the Year and Jacqui Fulman has been put forward for Teaching Assistant of the Year.

This is the third year the awards have been taking place and more than 1,000 people  have been nominated for the event due to take place on May 4 at Truro Cathedral.

Mr Bramley said: “It is an unexpected honour to have been shortlisted and I am proud to represent Pool Academy.
“I see the nomination as a representation of everyone who gives up their time to serve the school community.”

Jacqui Fullman said: "I was thrilled to be nominated as teaching assistant of the year. It was such a surprise that someone recommended me.
"I have seen in the past the teachers and TAs who have been nominated get awards are well worthy. I hope I am lucky enough to bring the award back to Pool Academy for all of my colleagues as we are a team and there are many individuals who work hard are just as worthy."

Claire Meakin, Pool Academy Principal, said: "It is wonderful to have two members of Pool Academy reach the finals. All our teachers, support workers and governors strive for excellence at Pool Academy and it is great to see that recognised.”

The awards event is run by education marketing and PR company EMPRA.

Nikki Baron, Business Development Director at EMPRA said: "These remarkable individuals are an inspiration to us all, they are changing lives and giving young people in Cornwall incredible support and encouragement – far more than is on their job description.

“To be shortlisted is a substantial achievement, so if you know any of them, please give them your heartfelt thanks and congratulations"

The Cornwall Teacher Awards have been judged by national experts.

Last year Pool Academy saw Peter Wilson, from the ICT department, and David Buckingham, from the Science department, shortlisted for Cornwall Teacher Awards 2017.

Mr Wilson received 'Highly Commended’ in the Education Support Worker of the Year category and Mr Buckingham was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ for Outstanding Teacher of the Year.

Phil Jones