If you joined us to watch Portsmouth's classroom heroes on Thursday 9 June at the Teach Portsmouth Awards 2022, you would have seen superstar colleagues win big in 10 award categories.
A livestream captured education highs as teachers, learning support assistants, teams and senior leaders were recognised for their work to support children, young people and families in the city.
Congratulations to our amazing winners and shortlist for all their work. You are all superstars!
Take a look at this year's winners and shortlist from the Teach Portsmouth Awards 2022 alongside our incredible sponsors.
Debbie has dedicated over 20 years of her career to supporting young people with special educational needs. She is 100% focused on securing the best outcomes for young people, be it academic qualifications or helping them handle themselves in social situations.
Lukasz joined as a newly qualified teacher in 2020. Now in his second year of teaching, Lukasz has used his experience to help early career teachers organise themselves through professional learning sessions and coaching.
"Rebekah has supported my child when no other teacher could reach them. There has been a profound difference since Rebekah started supported them."
"Dee supports my child who is blind. She has even learnt braille and adjusted learning materials to accommodate my child's lack of vision."
The team have begun a reading revolution. They have used Microsoft Reading Progress app, increasing reading age by +5 months for year 7s and year 8s.
Katie has been an integral part of the school since the start of her teaching career in 1996. She has strong links with all partner primary schools across Portsmouth, having led a successful transition into year 7 programme for the past 8 years and prides herself on meeting and ascertaining the needs of every child (and their family) in the school.
Chris has developed and encouraged creativity since joining the school. He started the Arts Award at Priory School in 2021. He is also aiming to achieve the Arts Mark Award over the coming year.
Pete is a passionate supporter of LGBTQ+ rights and has been instrumental in creating a culture of celebrating and supporting inclusion within their school community. He has set up an LGBTQ+ club for their students and designed a comprehensive support programme for young people who are transitioning.
The curriculum team have organised ‘kindness week’ with a focus on strengthening relationships with the local community. This includes Southsea Fire Station who continue to support the school's work on fire safety.
Stacey is a master of all trades offering support beyond her day-to-day role. Over the past 18 months she has been cook, 1:1 support, a playground buddy, reader and even an extra member of staff for trips.