Vincentian teacher selected as finalist for prestigious award in Tottenham
March 5, 2013

Vincentian teacher selected as finalist for prestigious award in Tottenham

A Vincentian teacher working in Tottenham, in the United Kingdom, has been selected as a finalist for an award which celebrates the contribution of “unsung heroes”.{{more}}

Anoria Simmons, a teacher at Devonshire Hill Primary School on Weir Hall Road, has been shortlisted for a prize at the 2013 Pearson Teaching Awards, which recognise the achievements of exceptional teachers, the Tottenham and Wood Green journal reports.

The results will be announced on “Thank a Teacher Day” on May 17, when headteachers, teachers, teaching assistants and school teams from across England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be cheered on by pupils, parents and colleagues at school presentations.

According to the Tottenham and Wood Green journal, each winner will receive a Plato, the Teaching Awards trophy representing excellence in education. Distinctions and commendations will also be presented.

President of the Teaching Awards is Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson. She said: “I am genuinely proud and honoured to be the president of the Teaching Awards. I owe so much of what I’ve done to my fantastic teachers at school and university and it is exciting to join in celebrating what is probably the most important profession of them all.”

The awards were founded by Lord Puttnam CBE, to focus on inspired education professionals who make the positive achievements of pupils possible.

Simmons, originally from Spring Village, North Leeward, and Enhams, is the wife of community development consultant Andrew Simmons.