Winner of Excellence in Teaching

Hannah Legood from Stradbroke Primary, with Howard Lay and Stella Day from TeachSuffolk.

Hannah Legood from Stradbroke Primary, with Howard Lay and Stella Day from TeachSuffolk.

Hannah Legood    Stradbroke Primary

In her first year of teaching, Hannah was recognised by Ofsted to be an outstanding teacher and in her second year has co-ordinated Performing Arts across the school. The judging panel recognised how difficult the first year of teaching is, and wanted to celebrate the success of this young teacher. She strives to give pupils extra-curricular opportunities and has used her dance background to run dance clubs, which contributed significantly to the school’s achievement of Gold Artsmark status.






Shortlisted Finalists

Claire Edmeades – Forest Academy

Claire is a talented and passionate teacher and the children in her care make good or better progress. She has high expectations of all children, always seeing the best in them and looking for their potential. She enthuses other teachers and when she took on the role of PE subject leader for both Forest Academy and partner school Elveden C of E Primary Academy, Ofsted commented on the Outstanding PE provision. Claire is an inspirational teacher and has become a much loved and valued member of staff. She is respected for her hard work and determination to be the best teacher she can.


Sandra Bigley – St Margaret’s Primary Ipswich

Sandra was nominated for her strength and talent in getting the best out of pupils, both in terms of attainment and behaviour. Her teaching style builds on the strengths and assets in each child as an individual and nurtures in parallel both their emotional development within the classroom and their physical development through sport. The parent who nominated Mrs Bigley praised the way she looks beyond the surface of the child’s behaviour, as well as seeing excellent outcomes for their children and the rest of their class.