It is our pleasure to announce the recipient for the 2019 DOCEMUS Primary Teacher Award is Christine Edwards from St Clare’s.
Chris has been a teacher at St Clare’s for the past 16 years and is recognised for leading and facilitating change and school improvement. Chris is a passionate, experienced teacher who excels in all areas of her work. She enthusiastically shares in the learning journey with her Year 6 class, whilst leading the school as the Curriculum Support Teacher.
Chris is an authentic role model to her peers, both as a teacher and a leader of curriculum. She is a positive staff member who has genuine and supportive relationships with colleagues and parents across the school community. In terms of faith, Chris, by words and actions, reveals the face of Christ in her everyday interactions with students, teachers and families.
Chris has outstanding contemporary curriculum and pedagogical knowledge and willingly adopts new initiatives with eagerness at both the classroom level and within her curriculum leadership. Chris’ consistency of message in terms of high expectations and striving for excellence provides an example and challenge to students. She actively seeks ways to best provide for all students and differentiation is a priority for her.
Chris’ generosity and commitment has been most evident in her support to all staff. She sets a clear and inspiring vision for curriculum at St Clare’s. Her work with fellow teachers has always resulted in them being better practitioners.
Her attitude of stepping in when something needs to be done is greatly appreciated. She displays a high priority towards ongoing development of self and other staff. Chris is an effective teacher and leader who showcases best practice. She is open to sharing ideas, is creative and asks for feedback from both leadership and her peers. She has been instrumental in the successful delivery of many curriculum activities.
St Clare’s is blessed to have such a dedicated teacher who has the students at the heart of her teaching and helps lead the school to make it the best place it can be.
Chris is certainly someone deserving of this award. Congratulations, Chris.