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Former UCP Marjon student wins Teacher of the Year 2012

Released: 26.10.12

A former UCP Marjon student, Nathan Kemp has won Teacher of the Year 2012.  Nathan, aged 28 who studied BEd (Hons) Primary is now Assistant Headteacher of Tollgate Primary School in Newham with responsibility for Key Stage 2.

Gilly Robbins, BEd Primary Programme Leader said:
“We remember Nathan very well, a tremendously hard working student with obvious potential.  I am delighted he has won the award and it is thoroughly deserved”.

Tom Canning OBE, Tollgate's head for eight years quoted on
“Nathan gives children courage, confidence and aspiration to reach the greatest heights.' His teaching is 'electric', his classroom 'a magical wonderland' where every child feels special and acquires a thirst for learning. They love their teacher and work hard for him. Other teachers benefit hugely from his coaching and he supports schools in challenging circumstances.”

Nathan will be delivering a speech about `The NQT Year and Beyond: Opportunities for Career Progression’ at the UCP Marjon Education Fair on 30th October to current PGCE, GTP and BEd students.

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