Hannah Couves, Head of Sixth Form at the Duke of York’s Royal Military School, has been named Science Teacher of the Year for the Dover District in the Kent Teacher of the Year Awards.
The Physics teacher was praised by pupils and colleagues for her “dynamic and inspirational classes and willingness to help outside of class” and was described as “an outstanding teacher who has allowed aspiring students to exceed their potential through her passion and enthusiasm”.
Hannah was previously Deputy House Mistress of the Sixth Form Boarding House at the Duke of York’s Royal Military School but showed such empathy in pastoral work that she was appointed Academic Head of Sixth Form, a role in which she works closely with older pupils to help secure a place at the university of their choice.
The Kent Teacher of the Year Awards mark the vital contribution that teaching staff make to the community and recognise the expertise and dedication that is the hallmark of an outstanding teacher.
The winners were announced at an awards dinner at the Mercure Great Danes Hotel, Maidstone, an event which also raised funds for literacy and road safety projects in the region.
Alex Foreman, the school’s Principal, said: “Hannah thoroughly deserves her success in these awards. As well as being an inspirational teacher of Physics, she also works tirelessly to help pupils reach their potential and fulfil their post-school aspirations in further education or employment.”
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