I am delighted to announce that the winner of our Teacher of the Term Award Autumn 2018 is Lois!!
The winning nomination came in from Leanne Hartley with Noah who swim with Lois in Little Dippers at Newhall Farm on a Tuesday...
"Lois deserves to win teacher of the term because she always makes lessons extra special by personally addressing every child/parent each lesson. She clearly knows the strengths and fears of all her children and personalises her lesson well to cater for every individual. Her passion and love of her job is clear and her sense of fun and enthusiasm run throughout her explanations and the activities we do. She also clearly explains the importance of everything we do and how it links to water safety/swimming. Noah isn’t keen on putting his head under the water or jumping in but Lois is always encouraging but supportive of his fears. He has made a lot of progress since starting in Lois’ class and he is getting more and more confident thanks to Lois"
Corinna from Relax & Sing baby massage classes, Wakefield had the difficult job of choosing the winning nomination and said "I've chosen this nomination, because as a teacher it's really important to forge a personal connection with both the young swimmers and their caregivers. Getting to know the children and their personalities helps to differentiate the class and this teacher obviously does that. An instructor who has a sense of fun and is enthusiastic about teaching swimming is a must for young children, and this teacher also demonstrates a great knowledge of water safety, and swimming technique. Congratulations!"
Thank you so much to Leanne and everyone who took the time to nominate their teacher, you can read all our teachers nominations here in our Local News section.