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Debby Tinker Nominated for Inspirational Mentor Award

01 Jun 2020   |   Jon Gibbons   |   Greenacre School

Positive Regard Teaching School Alliance has led School Direct for many years and we could not have been successful without the dedication and hard work from our mentors. We were delighted to be informed that Debby Tinker has been nominated for an Inspirational Mentor Award.

Sheffield Institute of Education trainees complete evaluations at the end of their placements, where they are given the opportunity to nominate a mentor for an Inspirational Mentor Award and to comment on how this person has been influential to their training.

Debby was nominated by Jonathan Gibbons who Debby mentored through his School Direct training at Greenacre School.

Jon said: “Debby has provided me with exceptional support throughout this process. No issue has been too much for her to sit down and speak to me about. The supportive nature she has provided has given me confidence to get on and do the job. She understands the pressures of this process, she relates to what you are going through, and gives you clear, honest, and constructive advice. The process isn’t always about being a perfect teacher 100% of the time, it’s about giving you the opportunities to learn your craft in a positive, caring, and nurturing environment. Greenacre epitomises this, and the whole SLT and staff team are remarkable. I have learned so much from so many amazing people, who care so much about one thing; getting it right for the amazing young people that attend the school.

Thank you Debby, you have been truly fantastic, and I thank you and all your colleagues for everything you have done for me.”

If successful, Debby will be invited to the prize-giving event of this year’s Graduation Ceremony at Sheffield City Hall where she will sit with the platform party to celebrate the students’ successes.

The Positive Regard team would like to congratulate Debby and thank all our School Direct mentors for their dedication and commitment they have shown to training the next generation of teachers.

Are you interested in becoming a mentor and would you be interested in our Advanced Mentor Training course which is accredited by Leeds Beckett University? Then please email with an expression of interest.

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