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The Mount celebrates ‘Teacher of the Year’ nomination


The Mount Junior School are delighted to announce Jan Wilson’s nomination for Teacher of the Year Award at The Pearson Teaching Awards.

Year 1 class teacher Jan Wilson, who has been anonymously nominated will now be visited by the judging panel from the Pearson Awards ahead of the shortlisting for finalists. Judging will take place between April and May. Silver winners will be announced on Thank a Teacher Day on Friday 22 June.

Rachel Capper, Head of The Mount Junior School congratulates Jan on her nomination, saying “Jan Wilson inspires children, parents and colleagues with her passion and dedication to educating young children. She is a creative person who works tirelessly to provide children with opportunities and experiences in the classroom and beyond that nurture their emotional development, accelerate their academic progress and instill in them a love of learning.  Parents view Jan as an exceptional teacher who has boundless energy and drive. Her enthusiasm for learning is clearly evident and she strives to make her lessons engaging.”

Jan has taught at The Mount School York for 26 years and during this time has contributed to all aspects of School life from teaching Nursery to working in the boarding house, to leading Forest School and outdoor learning to introducing the use of technology and iPads in the Junior School.

During her time at The Mount Jan has made a massive contribution to the Performing Arts, especially in the Junior School. Jan has produced spectacular performances for pupils from the age of 3 to 18. Highlights have included Oliver, Joseph, The Lion King and The Wizard of Oz. The most recent production ‘Caterwaul, a celebration of our feline friends’ was a triumph with the whole Junior School engaged from making props and decorating the set, through to singing, dancing, acting and gymnastics.  All of the performances have been the culmination of Jan’s hard work, creativity and her ability to inspire and motivate all pupils and give them the opportunity and confidence to perform.

Adrienne Richmond, Principal  of The Mount School York adds “Jan is a consummate professional, I am nothing but impressed by her drive, energy and enthusiasm for what she does. I am delighted that Jan has been nominated for this Award as it is well-deserved and reflects the appreciation everyone has of her tireless work in The Mount Junior School.”

Pupils from The Mount Junior School perform ‘Caterwaul’ a show created by Jan Wilson.