Teachers of the Term
Celebrating the very best of our Sparx teachers
The Sparx Teachers of the Term awards celebrate Sparx Teachers, and their creative initiatives, inventive rewards systems, and for creating a general passion and enthusiasm for Sparx at their schools.
We know what an excellent job so many of our teachers do using Sparx within their schools, so we want to give them the chance to nominate colleagues who go above and beyond to use Sparx in a positively impactful way.
Abi Lovell at Isca Academy
Abi was nominated for ‘taking on the role of Sparx Leader and pulling the school percentage from the high 60s to rolling 6-week average of 86%, A fantastic achievement’
Daniel Findlay at The Petersfield School
Daniel was nominated because 'Mr Findlay always encourages us to do our Sparx, and in detentions he doesn't leave us to just get on with it, he sits down next to us and helps us through every question. He's patient with us, and ever since Sparx was introduced as homework, there has been a noticeable increase both motivation to work hard and understanding of the topics, and it's all thanks to Mr Findlay encouraging us constantly. Also, I like the way he says "Do yo Sparx!" a lot, which I think about every time I remember I have Sparx homework to do. His kindness encourages me to complete my homework, which I didn't do very often before he became my teacher. I am eternally grateful to have someone like Mr Findlay as my teacher.'
Laurence Cook at The de Ferrers Academy
Laurence was nominated for 'Being the only person to have achieved 100% completion with his classes (multiple times). For being a great teacher and encouraging high completion levels with his positivity.'
Theresa Jennings at The Sir Robert Woodard Academy
Theresa was nominated for ‘... being the driving force behind Sparx making sure all students, parents and teachers can support their students to be successful. She celebrates the successes by displaying and rewarding students who are doing well. She never gives up on anyone and continues to increase our percentages of completion each week.'
Chris Mayes at West Exe
Chris was nominated because ‘... his relentless positivity and support of his students means that he has the highest hand in rate and lowest detention rate in the school. He is always willing to give his time to not only his students but also repeatedly coming to catch up clubs to support other students across the school, all in his first year of teaching.’
Jo Williams at Coombeshead
Jo was nominated for ‘going above and beyond to engage and promote Sparx and Maths at Coombeshead. In addition to the leaderboards for individuals and year groups and tutor groups, social media engagement, special goodie bags to go with Sparx certificates she also continually checks every students’ homework progress so that she can get tutors to help students by sending them to the tutor time support sessions as well as overseeing the Sparx support sessions that are run every break time and after school.’
Ashley Morgan at Winifred Holtby Academy
Ashley was nominated because ‘... he (Ashley) was really keen and on the ball sussing out what Sparx had to offer and sharing with the rest of the Maths Team. Plus Ashley has been really good with helping students at the detentions, encouraging and motivating them to do the work in their own time, whilst being there on most nights as friendly support.’
Paul Bradfield-Morgan at Ss John Fisher & Thomas More RC High School
Paul was nominated for ‘ensuring that all pupils in Year 7 and 8 are fully signed up to Sparx Maths as we have introduced it this term, a forensic analysis of their performance, always supporting colleagues to make sure no pupils are left behind.’