S6C Maths and Further Maths teacher, Kevin Grimsley, was awarded the Teacher of the Year award at the Spire FM Local Hero Awards after being nominated by a student he taught at GCSE.
The student who nominated him said: “He was my GCSE maths teacher, He ALWAYS tried his best to help students 1 to 1 which must be difficult when you’re trying to teach a class of 25 students. He always organised extra days outside of lessons and school days to help students with any particular problems. He also was just so good at keeping his students motivated, he gave 110% in every lesson, he actually shows you how to do something instead of just doing it for you unlike some other teachers. He responded to any emails if you were stuck at any time of the night and without him I would have never achieved my A grade in Maths. Also after results day he sent everyone in our class a personalised ‘congratulations’ card which is more than I received from any other teacher. He works his socks off and totally deserves this award”
We’re so pleased that one of our teachers has been recognised for the excellent work that they do.