Recognition for ‘excellent’ primary school teacher

Bright future...Lewis Bell with pupils at Bishop Wilton Primary.
Bright future...Lewis Bell with pupils at Bishop Wilton Primary.

A primary school teacher has been recognised for his outstanding work.

Lewis Bell, who teaches at Bishop Wilton Primary School, has received a Certificate of Excellence in the 2016 Pearson Teaching Awards. He was nominated for the annual awards by three pupils - Robin McCoy, Luci Dempster and Lucy Grewer, all aged 10 - to recognise his exceptional teaching.

Steve Woodhouse, executive headteacher of the school, said: “Mr Bell is an excellent primary school teacher and we are lucky to have him within our Federation.

“He inspires the children with his innovative practice and is highly respected by his colleagues. The children love being in his class and parents praise him throughout the school year.”

Mr Bell joined the school a few years ago as a newly qualified teacher and is now responsible for developing the computing curriculum across all three of the Federation’s schools. Mr Woodhouse is full of praise for Mr Bell’s work.

He said: “He has an impact on children beyond his own classroom and has a very bright future ahead of him.”

Lucy Grewer said she nominated Mr Bell because he is “a quick thinker, he makes work fun! He isn’t too strict but can be when necessary.”

Luci Dempster added: “He’s very good at art, especially drawing.”

Following this success, Mr Bell has also been accepted onto the National Qualification for Middle Leaders program which starts later this month.