2017 Happiest School winners back in 2018 for a second chance of happiness
Despite winning Happiest School in the 2017 National Happiness Awards, it appears there is still space in Fourfields Community Primary School's bulging trophy cabinet - and it looks Happiest School Person 2018 shaped.
This year Sue Blyth, Head Teacher at Fourfields, has nominated teacher Jake Heather, in the Happiest School Person category of the awards.
'Our school ethos is SHINE and Jake is committed to this. He lives by our ethos, ensuring children are Successful, Inspired, Happy, Nurtured and Excited,' says Sue in her nomination. She goes on to say: 'Jake is all about the children. He has a clear vision for what constitutes great learning and works hard to ensure that above all the children in his class have a strong voice in developing learning the way that they want to. His smile lights up a room and what he brings to our already happy school is a sense of fun and joy.'
Parents of children at the school are happy to agree with Sue's opinion of Mr Heather: 'Mr Heather is fantastic. He takes time to respond to queries and concerns I have and is fantastic with my daughter (who has Special Educational Needs), who at times can be a little challenging. He speaks to her in a respectful and calm manner and deals with her additional needs responsibility and reactively.'
Another parent says: All the children love him and want to be in his class which speaks for itself. He engages with the children and encourages them always to do their best.
Are you a parent, teacher or pupil at Fourfields and you think Mr Heather is as inspirational as he sounds, why not submit your nomination. You can find more information on the National Happiness Awards 2018 page.
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