Who will be our Best in School?

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IT is just one week until the winners are revealed in Chad’s search to find the best teachers, teaching assistants, lollipop ladies and all the other people who make going to school a special experience.

The Best in School Awards allowed Chad readers and website users to nominate individuals who go that extra mile at schools across Mansfield and Ashfield.

Sponsored by Pinders Opticians, our first Best in Schools awards will give residents the opportunity to read about the wonderful things taking place in schools and the people which make them happen.

From top lunchtime assistant to mentor of the year and best caretaker, the awards are also an opportunity to honour the most deserving people working in education in the area.

Geoff Rybicki - Director at Pinder’s said: “Pinder’s believe that regular eye examinations are important for every child, even before they are old enough to go to school.

“About 80 per cent of a child’s learning occurs visually, yet one in five children have undetected eye problems including ‘squint’ or ‘lazy eye’ which can develop before the age of three.

“Pinder’s optometrists will use a variety of different techniques suitable for the age of the child, to check that the eyes are healthy, straight (not squinting) and seeing well; and yes....it can be fun.”

The awards ceremony will be held on Monday at the Oakham Suite, Nottingham Road, Mansfield.

And ahead of this, readers can look out for an announcement of the winners in next week’s Chad.

The categories are:

Best Lunch-time Assistant of the Year.

Best Caretaker of the Year - Sponsored by Westville.

Best Teaching Assistant of the Year.

Best Volunteer of the Year.

Best Head Teacher of the Year – Sponsored by Razzamataz Theatre School.Best Teacher of the Year – Sponsored by Ace-ABC Taxi.

Best After-schools Club of the Year – Sponsored by Oodles Fancy Dress & Dancewear.

Best Mentor of the Year – Sponsored by West Nottinghamshire College.

Best Sports Team of the Year - Sponsored by The Mint Indian Restaurant.

Best Individual Sports Player of the Year - Sponsored by East Midlands Designer Outlet.

For more information contact Chad’s Promotions Team on 01623 450272 or promotions@chad.co.uk