Puddle Ducks Tees Valley Star Teacher – Summer 2019 is……Claire!!!
Chris Abbott, director of G Abbott & Co Ltd, selected the winning nomination, from Daniel and his mum.
Congratulations Claire and thank you Daniel and his mum - your words mean so much: "We nominate Claire.
Claire has been an amazing teacher with Daniel since we started when he was 7 weeks old. When he first started swimming he would cry throughout the lessons. Claire was so patient with him. She would encourage him to take part and adapt activities for him so he didn’t miss out.
Fast forward to now and he loves swimming and anything water related. We believe this is down to Claire. She has given him an amazing start to his swimming journey. Claire is kind and caring. She knows all of her Puddleducks inside and out. She knows when to push them and when they just need to have a moment being in the water. Thank you Claire- we think you are a star! "
Claire will now be a contender for the national Puddle Ducks Star Teacher award – good luck Claire!!
Claire teaches at Jury's Inn, Middlesbrough, Longfield Academy, Darlington and The Parkmore Hotel, Yarm.