TOP TEAM OF THE YEAR – MAIDSTONE AREA
The county’s best educators, school volunteers and support staff were celebrated at the 12th annual Kent Teacher of the Year Awards on 19th May 2015 at Leeds Castle.
Elisabeth Blanden and Patricia Williams : St Francis Catholic School were awarded ‘Top Team of the year’ for the Maidstone area.
Elisabeth and Patricia are credited with transforming the school’s teaching standards from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’ in just 22 months, thanks to “their unwavering belief that all staff can improve” and their unremitting focus on Teaching and Learning.
Acting Headteacher Elisabeth and Acting Deputy Patricia have been the drivers for change within the school, upskilling Phase Leaders in their roles, performing regular drop-ins and monitoring the impact of interventions in the classroom.