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Posted on: 24/02/2021

St Charles teacher wins 'Lockdown Hero' award

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Dr. Nivedita Singh, our Head of Science at St Charles, has just been announced as winner of the ‘Lockdown Hero’ award.

The award, launched in 2021 by the Pearson National Teaching Awards who are known as the ‘Oscars’ of the teaching profession, aims to celebrate the success of schools or individuals who have gone above and beyond, stepping up to support others despite the challenges faced by lockdown.

Nominating this prestigious award to Dr Singh, was St Charles student Zainab Hashemi who said: “I would like to thank you Dr. Singh for all your support and teaching from the start of the year and especially now during lockdown. I appreciate all your hard work and effort you put in our lessons to ensure we learn and improve our grades. Lockdown has made it harder for teachers to teach as it is virtual and not face to face, but you’ve made me learn and engage with the lessons and further made sure that Covid-19/lockdown does not impact our education negatively. You have made Chemistry an enjoyable subject to learn and helped me increase my knowledge even more. Thank you very much.” Hashemi is currently in Year 12 studying A Level Chemistry, Biology and Psychology.

In her acceptance of the award, Dr Singh thanked Hashemi for the nomination stating that: “Awards make me feel good. They are an acknowledgment of a job well done and justification for the agony, the self-doubt, and the hard work that went into winning them. I feel proud, happy, overwhelmed, and delighted and this gives me a sense of validation and boosts my confidence. Thank you.”

We are very proud of our teacher Dr Singh for her achievement, and overwhelmed and honoured by the support and appreciation our students, like Zainab Hashemi, have for the outstanding effort our teachers put in to ensure our learners receive the best education possible.


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