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Oasis Academy Mayfield teacher receives prestigious education award

Oasis Academy Mayfield teacher receives prestigious education award

A Southampton secondary school teacher is in shock after being presented with the 2020 Award for Excellence in Special Educational Needs from the Pearson National Teaching Awards, also known as the ‘Oscars of Education.’

Molly Booth, an incredibly hard working individual at Oasis Academy Mayfield, situated in Southampton is said to be over the moon.

The Pearson National Teaching Awards are an annual celebration of exceptional teachers and recognise the life-changing impact an inspirational teacher can have on those they teach.

Claire Taylor, Principal at Oasis Academy Mayfield, commented on Molly’s achievement, saying; “I was so very proud to present Molly with this award. Molly embodies the Oasis Ethos in her selfless and humble approach to ensuring Excellence in Special Needs Education for our students and their families, she is a fantastic colleague and a key part of Team Mayfield.”

Molly is recognised as a dedicated SEND professional who constantly pushes her efforts to ensure the very best for every student at Oasis Academy Mayfield. Molly came into this line of work due to personal reasons and says its means a huge amount to her to receive this certificate.

Molly Booth, Lead Professional SEND at Oasis Academy Mayfield, said; “It was a complete surprise to me and it hasn’t really sunk in yet. I absolutely love working to support students with SEND and people that know me well will know that I came into this line of work for personal reasons which makes this recognition even more important.”

“I am extremely thankful for the support of everyone at Oasis Mayfield, colleagues who took their own time to nominate me and most importantly to the young people and their families which I have been fortunate enough to work with.”

On the Pearson website, it reads; ‘The mission of the Pearson National Teaching Awards is to celebrate and recognise excellence in education, everyone who has been entered for an Award should feel a sense of professional pride that they have been recognised by their colleagues. Congratulations to everyone who has received a certificate in 2020.’

Daniel Marsh