In May 2016 Jess Bolton was successfully accepted as a Fellow of the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT). This in itself is an outstanding achievement - only 25 teachers each year are accepted as Fellows and Jess is only the second teacher to be accepted from the SEN sector.
At last weeks' PSTT Induction Conference Jess was further honoured with the Keith Bishop Award for "innovative practice and exceptional dedication to primary science teaching". The write up about Jess, her teaching and the curriculum here at Merefield is a wonderful showcase for the hard work that everyone here at school has put in during the past three years to change our curriculum with the aim of providing outstanding learning opportunities for all our pupils. Jess has been working here at Merefield since September 2013 when she was an NQT - to receive such a prestigious, national award after only 3 years of teaching is an amazing achievement for both herself and the school as it clearly demonstrates the support and CPD that Jess has received during the past three years.
Jess will now have many opportunities to develop science teaching and learning both within Merefield and further afield within the SLD SEN Sector - this is another opportunity to enhance our provision and also ensure we are recognised as one of the leading lights within the field of SLD education.
Words cannot express how proud I am of Jess and this achievement and how excited I am by the future opportunities this partnership with the PSTT will create here at school.
Well done Jess!