Teacher of the Year Award for Ms Stirling!
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Our Head of Art and DT has been recognised as Teacher of the Year at a prestigious regional awards ceremony.
Ms Stirling received the honour at the glamorous Educate Awards ceremony, held at Liverpool Cathedral on Friday 19th November.
Miss has been teaching for seven years – five of those at Stockport Academy – gives lessons in Art, Textiles, Catering and Design Technology at the academy, and also organises our annual memorial ceremony in honour of the victims of the Manchester Arena attacks of 2017.
Accepting her award, she said: “I really wasn’t expecting to win but when they called my name I just felt complete shock.
“This is probably my proudest moment as a teacher. You get small wins in the classroom every day, but the recognition on the night was just so lovely.”
Ms Stirling didn’t spend too long celebrating her win though. On Saturday morning, she headed off to Conway to join her GCSE Art students who were on a residential trip that she had arranged to help them develop ideas for their coursework.
“The students had already been told about my win by the time I arrived,” she added. “They all came running over to me clapping and cheering, which was really emotional again!”
It was a successful night for Stockport Academy, who were also shortlisted in three other categories, including Leadership Team of the Year, Support Staff of the Year and Outstanding Commitment to the Environment.
Principal Mrs McCann said: “We are all so proud of Ms Stirling and her award is fully deserved for everything she contributes to our school community – she is an outstanding member of staff.
“We were delighted to be recognised in so many areas on the night and it is a testament to the hard work and dedication that everyone associated with Stockport Academy puts into our school that makes it a truly special place to learn.”