Moore the merrier as she is our top Scarborough teacher

Children at Seamer and Irton Community Primary School had their wish come true as they believed they had the Teacher of the Year.

Every year The Scarborough News asks youngsters to vote for their teacher who they believe is top of the class.

Scarborough News reporter Jade McElwee, left, presents Miss Moore with the award. Inset: runner-up Miss Southward. Pictures: Richard Ponter

Scarborough News reporter Jade McElwee, left, presents Miss Moore with the award. Inset: runner-up Miss Southward. Pictures: Richard Ponter

This year we crowned the winner from Seamer and Irton Community Primary School, Miss Moore.

The year four teacher was nominated by three of her pupils, which showed how she goes the extra mile in the classroom.

Noah Jackson said: “Miss Moore is lovely and turns my frown upside down when I have a worry, she helps me feel happy at school and I know I can go talk to her if I need to as she’s so kind.”

Twin sister Scarlett said: “She has been the best teacher we have had, she makes every day a happy day.

“She listens to us if we have any worries whilst at school, she quickly sorts those out and makes sure we are OK.”

She was also nominated by Tristan Bouvier because “she spends lunchtimes doing clubs for the class” and “takes a lot of time to help all the students”.

Every child in the class was excited that their teacher had won our prestigious title.

Miss Moore said: “I want to say a massive thank you to the children who voted for me. Thank you so much.

“I enjoy my job loads and I couldn’t do it without the fantastic kids that are here.”

The annual award highlights how teachers can make a difference to the lives of pupils in the area.

In the nominations, our Teacher of the Year was also highly commended by parents who described her as “a breath of fresh air”.

Kylie and Paul Jackson, said: “We can’t thank her enough for the excellent support and care she has given our children this year.”

Teaching the next generation of children is an important job so rewarding teachers for their time and effort is important for the community.

Jonathan Wanless, Headteacher of Seamer and Irton Community Primary School, said: “We are thrilled that Miss Moore has been recognised in this way and that the children have nominated her.

“She does a wonderful job in the school and fully deserves it.”

The runner-up in our awards this year is Miss Southward, of Ebor Academy, Filey, who was nominated by the father of pupil Samuel Lewis.

A teaching assistant, she has transformed Samuel’s life, says dad Neil Lee.

Well done to all the nominees in our awards!