Is your teacher the greatest?

Winner of Teacher of the Year, Mrs Bull, centre, with Bethany Grayson, on her left, who nominated her, and her delighted class. Also pictured is News editor Ed Asquith, right, who made the presentation, and Mrs Bull's teaching assistants, back.  Picture by Andrew Higgins   sn122846   13/07/12

Winner of Teacher of the Year, Mrs Bull, centre, with Bethany Grayson, on her left, who nominated her, and her delighted class. Also pictured is News editor Ed Asquith, right, who made the presentation, and Mrs Bull's teaching assistants, back. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn122846 13/07/12

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Do you think your teacher is top of the class?

It’s time to start voting for this year’s Scarborough News Teacher of the Year Award.

Every year, we give youngsters from across Scarborough the chance to tell us about those special teachers who go the extra mile.

The award aims to highlight the positive difference that Scarborough’s teachers can make to the lives of their pupils - and find out who is the best of the bunch.

Last year, the title of Scarborough’s Teacher of the Year went to Mrs Bull of Overdale School who was nominated by Bethany Grayson.

When Mrs Bull, a former school dinner lady, was told she had won, she said: “I’m absolutely over the moon. It’s fantastic!”

Mrs Bull was presented with the award by Scarborough News editor Ed Asquith, who said it was very much deserved.

Pupil Bethany’s nomination read: “She treats me like I’m her own. She loves our class 5/6B and looks after us brilliantly.

“She gives us juice and biscuits a lot and we all love her.”

The runners up were Miss Morris, of Barrowcliff County Primary School, and jointly Miss Stather and Mrs Miller (one combined entry) of Hunmanby School.

Miss Morris was nominated by Amy Porter, who said: “I wear two hearing aids and use a radio aid in class and Miss Morris uses a microphone so I can hear her a lot better and it goes straight into my hearing aids, and sometimes she sings into the microphone.”

In previous years we have received scores of entries, with pupils giving lots of different reasons for their vote.

You can write to us as an individual or class, but there must be only one nomination per pupil for each teacher.

Include the entry form with your letter. We will publish a supplement featuring all nominations, with pictures of the children and their classroom heroes.

The winner will receive a framed certificate and a special day out for their class. The closing date is Friday June 14.

•An entry form will be printed in Thursday’s paper. You can also email your nomination, which must include your name, age, address with postcode, plus your teacher’s name, school and reason for nomination to susan.stephenson@yrnltd.co.uk