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A Foreign Office worker turned Sussex business leader is the latest addition to the judging panel for the Sussex Teacher of the Year Awards – and she has first-hand experience of the trials and tribulations of the classroom.
Ana Christie, chief executive of the Sussex Chamber of Commerce, has lived in the Philippines and India, where she taught English for two years – and says she’s delighted to be involved in recognising and rewarding the people who lay the foundations for children’s success.
“At the Chamber we are very passionate about making sure that there is a connection between schools and business,” she explained.
“The Sussex Teacher of the Year awards are an opportunity to recognise the teachers, the teaching assistants and all the staff in schools who play such an important part in educating the next generation of skilled workers.”
The awards are open to anyone who works in a school in East or West Sussex, whether as a member of staff or a volunteer. Nominations must be in by noon on Thursday, April 12.
Both the district and overall winners will be invited to an awards dinner at the four-star Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel in June. All the winners will be presented with a certificate – and for the overall winners there will be trophies and prizes, either for the teacher or their school or college.
The Sussex Teacher of the Year awards are also supported by East Sussex County Council, Sussex Newspapers, 3D Recruit Education, Kreston Reeves, KCS, the Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel, the Best Western York House Hotel in Eastbourne and FE Sussex.
For more information or to nominate someone, visit www.sussexteacheroftheyear.co.uk.
Businesses and organisations who would like to support the awards should email firstname.lastname@example.org