Upton Heath staff nominated for national award

Our staff team at Upton Heath have been nominated for a national School Superheroes award!

Miss Williams, year 6 teacher, was put forward for the award by parent Jemma who was also full of praise for our school too:

“There’s something special about Miss Williams. She treats the children like people, as individuals. Miss Williams is a very patient and nurturing teacher. Instead of saying something is wrong, she’ll say ‘how about if we did this?’, and that’s how she gets the best out of the children.

“All three of my children have gone through Upton Heath and I can’t praise the school enough. Mr North, the headteacher, has been phenomenal. He joined Upton Heath as headteacher in January 2020 and almost straight away was into the pandemic. Mr North has done wonders for the school, he keeps parents in the loop and any issues are dealt with straight away. Upton Heath are very lucky to have him and Miss Williams. In fact, all of the staff at Upton Heath are fantastic, and they go out of their way to make the work engaging and accessible, and school a happy place to be.”

We were also delighted to hear that another of our staff members was put forward for a School Superheroes award, Mrs Coulson who was nominated by parent Jessica:

“Arya started school in September 2020 and Mrs Coulson became Arya’s one to one teaching assistant. The difference in Arya since she started school with Mrs Coulson as her one to one has been huge. Arya really listens to Mrs Coulson and wants to go to school even on weekends and holidays! Mrs Coulson has made such a difference to Arya’s life, and has made our life as a family so much easier. She loves school, loves her friends and I’m really grateful to Mrs Coulson for everything she has done.”

The winner will be announced in September 2020, with the winning school receiving £250 cash and the School Superhero a £50 Town and City Gift Card, and we’re all rooting for our Upton Heath team!

You can read more on this story at the Chester Standard.