A north Suffolk primary school teacher has been rewarded for her work at a glittering ceremony organised by Suffolk County Council
Hannah Legood, who teaches Years 4 and 5 at Stradbroke VC Primary School, received the ‘Excellence in Teaching’ award at the ceremony, held at Ashlar House in Bury St Edmunds on Thursday night.
The Tasburgh resident joined the school last year, and is only in her second year in the profession.
“I was really surprised to win the award because the other shortlisted candidates sounded really good,” she said. “I was really pleased.
“It is honour really to be given it. It was a really nice evening.
“It is really nice to be recognised for all the hard work that has been put in and it makes me really proud to be teaching at a Suffolk school.”
The awards form part of the authority’s Raising the Bar initiative, which aims to boost educational attainment in Suffolk.
Miss Legood added the awards were a good way to recognise educational excellence in the county.
“It definitely makes me want to keep going and get better,” she said.
“You are never done, there is always something to improve upon.”
Miss Legood said she hoped to continue to promote the arts, and provide children with the best possible opportunity to enter the profession, should they wish to.
“I have always loved the arts, it is a bit of an escape,” she explained.
“A lot of people do not realise how many jobs there are in that sector.”
Winners were announced in more than 20 categories at the awards, including Unsung Hero of the Year, Rising Star of the Year, and Excellence in Governance.