Puddle Ducks Tees Valley Star Teacher – Autumn 2019 is……
Gemma from Gemzi's Creations selected the winning nomination, from Leanne and Oliver Wright!
She said: "I chose this nomination because I feel it is very important that all children feel safe in their lessons and Tia has proven that by being Oliver's 'comfort blanket' while he is in the water"
Congratulations Tia and thank you Leanne and Oliver - your words mean so much:
"Since moving to Swim Academy Oliver lost confidence in the water but Tia has been amazing. She’s really helping to build his confidence and has so much patience with him. She adapts the lesson to suit each child’s needs. She pushes them to get the best out of them but still makes the lesson fun. She works on his breathing with him and gives him that little helping hand when he is struggling. When he gets upset she is there to wipe away his tears and continue to get the best from him. He’s really enjoying swimming with Tia she’s his comfort blanket when he is in the water!! "
Tia will now be a contender for the national Puddle Ducks Star Teacher award – good luck Tia!!
Tia teaches at High Tunstall School Pool, Jury's Inn, Rose Cottage and The Parkmore Hotel.