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Nominate school and college superstars in Portsmouth’s education awards

If you know an unsung hero in a school or college, Teach Portsmouth want you to nominate them in the people’s choice award. The city’s favourite award ceremony for teachers, learning support staff, teams and headteachers return on Thursday 29 June at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Teach Portsmouth are asking for your help to recognise those who go above and beyond the call of duty to support your family in unique ways. All you need to do is visit the Teach Portsmouth website and complete a short form. You’ll be asked for the person’s name and school as well as a supporting statement about why they deserve the award.

Last year, two people won the people’s choice award with the shortlisting panel describing both nominees as going above and beyond the call of duty.

Rebekah Egerton, teaching assistant at Beacon View Primary Academy and Dee Ient, learning support assistant at Cumberland Infant School were presented with an award as joint winners at last year’s event.

Dee was nominated for her work supporting a child who was blind by learning braille and adjusting learning materials to help them learn. Dee said:

“I was absolutely blown away by a parent nominating me for this award. I love my job, helping children reach their potential in school. Everyone learns differently and it was important that we offer the support they needed to succeed.

“I didn’t expect to win but it was a huge surprise at the awards ceremony when I was called up on stage. It was a lovely experience and one I will cherish for years to come.”

Rebekah was recognised for her work supporting a pupil who found learning a challenge. Her approach meant she could support the child after others had been unable to reach them. Rebekah said:

“Being recognised for the work I do has been a huge boost and I would like to thank the parent who put forward their nomination. Working in a support role can be challenging but the rewards are huge.

“When I was presented with the people’s choice award as joint winner, I couldn’t quite believe it. It is an amazing feeling to have your work recognised and celebrated.”

Make sure you submit your nomination by the deadline on Thursday 22 December 2022. Visit to make your nomination.

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