• Brachers has sponsored the 2015 Kent Teacher of the Year Awards at a ceremony organised by the Kent Messenger Charity Team. The award ceremony was held at Leeds Castle, Maidstone on Tuesday 19 May.

    Fifty six finalists attended an awards dinner at Leeds Castle, Maidstone where the district and overall winners were revealed, celebrating the county’s best educators, school volunteers and support staff. Members of the public, pupils and colleagues were invited to nominate the best teachers in Kent and Medway.

    Historian David Starkey, guest of honour at the event said all of the winners “play a vital role” in the community. He added: “You hear stories of history teachers who dress up in 18th century costume or charge around like knights in armour and they of course are the ones who have the commitment, the ability to excite – those extraordinary personalities.”

    Gillian Cawley, director of education quality and standards at Kent County Council, attended the event and congratulated the winners. She said:

    “Education is very important and we are delighted to celebrate the very best practice amongst teachers, support staff and volunteers in Kent’s schools.”

    Louise Brenlund, Associate at Brachers gave out the following awards for the Dover district:

    • Top non-teaching member of staff – Kevin Douglas – Sandwich Technology School
    • Top careers teacher of the year – Kay Keyte – Castle Community College
    • Top teaching assistant of the year – Emily McGrath – Sandwich Infant School
    • Top team of the year – Keep learning going team – Sandwich Junior School
    • Secondary school teacher of the year – Emma Stannard – Sandwich Technology School.

    Brachers’ Managing Partner Joanna Worby says:

    “It is crucial to recognise and celebrate the dedication shown by these teaching professionals, who are helping to inspire the next generation. We remain extremely committed to this admirable cause and are delighted to be involved for the third consecutive year.”

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