Wednesday, 16 May 2007

My colleague Gary Nixon sent me this after reading the message on InfoBase this week...

The message contained a quote...
"The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires."
William Arthur Ward
Gary told me... "Chris, I know of one such teacher at Grimes Dyke Primary School. His name is Richard Hancock and he teaches the Year 2 class. He has transformed learning opportunities for his class. As you know Grimes Dyke has been placed in Special Measures and the stress of that has taken its toll. Richard was wanting to leave not because of the teaching and his commitment to the school but because of the associated 'nonsense' relating to Special Measures. He has now decided to stay on - which is excellent news for the children and the school. Interestingly he is getting fantastic results in the school and the rate of children's' learning in his class makes him a teacher who is great."
There are so many talented, amazing and simply great teachers here in Leeds and it is fantastic to hear from Gary about one of them!

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