We are delighted to announce that Ashmount scooped three prizes at the recent Leicester Mercury Education Awards 2017.
Class teacher Emma White was runner-up in the 'Inspirational Teacher of the Year' award. She was nominated in recognition of the standard of teaching and learning and the quality of care that she provides to her pupils.
Headteacher David Deacon said of Emma’s nomination: “Emma creates passion and excitement in her classroom to engage pupils in their learning by finding out what they are interested in and building on these interests to enthuse and motivate them.
“Her enthusiasm and passion for learning is infectious and she is constantly investigating new ways of meeting her pupils specific needs.”
Long-term volunteer Shaun Crate was runner-up in the ‘Community Champion’ category. Shaun has been volunteering at Ashmount for three years, supporting staff at lunchtimes to help pupils with the most profound and multiple learning difficulties to develop their fine and gross motor skills.
David said: “What is perhaps most inspirational is the fact that Shaun has cerebral palsy and has his own challenges to overcome when providing support to pupils.
“It is no surprise that some of our students who have physical disabilities feel comfortable in asking Shaun personal questions about the challenges he faces.”
Ashmount was also named as runner-up in the 'School of the Year' award. David said: “We are delighted with all three of these awards. The whole school team works closely together to provide teaching and learning opportunities that inspire and engage pupils in order to help them achieve their full academic and social potential.”