Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Inspirational Sheffield teacher wins award for mentoring

Inspirational Sheffield teacher wins award for mentoring

An inspirational teacher from the heart of Sheffield has won an incredible award for mentoring which was presented during the graduation ceremony at Sheffield Hallam University.

An amazing day, and one I will remember forever

Charlotte Hay, a teacher from Oasis Academy Watermead was anonymously nominated for the ‘Inspirational Mentor Award’. Charlotte has mentored many Teacher Trainees over the last couple of years at the academy which is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, to which she was recognised with her award on Monday 11th November 2019.

During the award ceremony, Charlotte was handed a framed certificate and an award. The certificate read; “Charlotte Hay is hereby awarded this certificate in recognition and grateful appreciation of their outstanding commitment and support for mentoring Initial Teacher Trainees.” Signed by Dr David Owen, Head of Department, Teacher Education.

Charlotte Hay, Teacher at Oasis Academy Watermead, commented saying; “I’ve mentored many trainee student teachers from Sheffield Hallam University over the years at Oasis Academy Watermead and it is an absolute pleasure to watch, support and encourage them all to grow and develop in their teaching practice and confidence as they enter teaching profession. It was an honour to have been nominated and to have won this prestigious award.”

“I was invited to a prize giving ceremony where I was awarded my certificate and awards and then I was given the amazing opportunity to be part of the graduation ceremony at Sheffield city hall and be part of the academic procession with the faculty leaders and other inspirational professionals form the university celebrating the newly qualified teachers. It was such an amazing day, and one I will remember forever.”

For students and graduates, making a transition from education to employment is often challenging. By becoming a mentor just like Charlotte, she was able to play a significant role in many people’s lives, supporting them to become fully qualified teachers.

Adam Dawson, Principal at Oasis Academy Watermead, added; “I am immensely proud and delighted of her achievements. Charlottes efforts and commitment she has offered to young professionals has been excellent. She is a credit to the team at Oasis Academy Watermead and has supported many of her colleagues.”

Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) is a public research university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England and one of the UK's largest and most diverse universities. It is based on two sites; the City Campus is located in the city centre near Sheffield railway station, while the Collegiate Crescent Campus is about two miles away in the Broomhall Estate off Ecclesall Road in south-west Sheffield.

Daniel Marsh