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Aaron, why did you nominate
Cinzia for the award? What
does she do that sets her
apart from other NQTs?
Cinzia has stood out this year as being a
teacher who provides exceptional
opportunities for learning for all. Her
ability to work independently and
cooperatively demonstrate skills and
abilities, which are far beyond what is
typical for a teacher in their first year of
Due to the context of the school, Cinzia
worked in a challenging environment in
a temporary building before we moved
to our main building in September and
with limited staff around to support her;
however, Cinzia did not let this hinder
the progress her children made, the
outcomes they achieved or the
opportunities they were given.
I don’t think many NQTs would have to
tackle a mixed-age class of Year 1 and
year 2 children, all coming from over 20
different previous schools, and doing
this on her own, with limited support!
Both, if you could only give
one top tip to NQTs what
would it be?
Build strong relationships with your
children and their parents / carers –
children won’t learn from teachers
they don’t like, and their parents /
carers are the people that can continue
building that love of learning at home.
I think it would have to be to take every
opportunity you can, see as many other
teachers as you can, and see it as an
extension of your teacher training. Use
the time you have as an NQT to visit
other schools, see different school
contexts and see how others do things.
We can all learn from each other, and
the best teachers never stop learning
or thinking, ‘How can I improve this
even more?’. Learning is a journey, not
a destination – and remember, you
can’t do everything at once!
Congratulations to Cinzia from all of us at the
New Teacher Times and National Learning Trust!