We asked our readers to share their experiences from the last year, which has been an unprecedented time for education.
These are the teachers who parents say have gone above and beyond for their little ones, and the schools who haven’t let any children get lost in lockdown.
Kerri-Ann Morgan nominated Catherine Woolley at Coppice Special School.
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She said: "She’s been super supportive of us staff, the pupils and the families of the pupils.
"Planning and taking care of two classes within school.
"Bringing cake and goodies when we need a pick me up.”
Becca Louise Scorer nominated Green Top School in Thorne.
She said: “My daughter has still been attending full time as I'm a key worker in a school too.
"They are trying their best for the children both in school at home, teaching three live lessons plus "crew time" a day to the children at home whilst also still having a classroom with half the kids in!
"The communication is brilliant too, still sending out mid term reports and holding virtual parents evenings.”
Wendy Leigh nominated XP East.
She said: “XP East are wonderful putting on the provision they have!
"Brilliant school during this pandemic they have even managed to keep the children presenting their learning to parents at home and constant crew sessions giving praise and appreciations to all children at home and school.”
Dawn Weston nominated Crookesbroom Primary Academy.
“All staff are doing an amazing job.
"A big nomination for Mrs Hill who has done a brilliant job keeping the year one children focused and engaged in their learning.”
Rebecca Wraith nominated Travis School in Hatfield
She said: “They have amazing support throughout the pandemic even did their own walking bus so children didn’t miss out on school when siblings or parents had to isolate from close contact.”
Lindsay Long nominated St Josephs, Rossington.
She said: "The acting head teacher took over the week of the first lock down and has done an amazing job.
"Her first year as a Head teacher has been probably the most challenging of any teachers Career and she has done an amazing job.
"It usually take people a few years to get into a role however Miss Marsden took over in the mist of a pandemic and has hit the ground running and helped and supported the parents and children to feel supported in this difficult situation.”
"She’s missed a lot of school while under going chemo and the school been very understanding.”
Catherine Robinson nominated Miss Blagden, Mrs Bradley and Mrs Duffty at Castle Academy in Conisbrough. She said: “They have been amazing with all the support for my boys throughout this lockdown and the first.
"Also, all the staff at North Ridge Community School in Adwick, in particularly James and the Rabbit class team have been amazing supporting my son when he transitioned to the school this academic year.
Alison Oakley nominated Pennine View school.
She said: “For helping the days be as ‘normal’ as possible for all the kids whether attending or not.”
Cheryl Compton-Leggott nominated Thorne King Edward School.
She said: “They have been amazing.
“My son really struggled with getting back into school after the first lockdown.
"They were amazing with calling and trying to speak to him.
"This current lock down he has been going to school however with extra measures to keep him safe with his health and Covid-19.
“They have been extremely brilliant with him.”Mrs Alsop his current teacher now understands him so well and try’s her best so much. I can not thank her enough.”
Claire Louise Thompson nominated Richmond Hill Primary Academy.
She said: “All staff at Richmond Hill Primary Academy especially year three teachers Mrs Wilkinson, Mrs Bickerstaff and Mrs Booth.“These two teachers have kept us sane when homeschooling has become difficult, their funny songs and laughter keep us all going.”
Laura Ormandy nominated Willow Primary School
She said: “They have been superb throughout the pandemic but especially the current lockdown.
"Online lessons five days a week, family check ins, virtual coffee mornings, screen free creative challenges, ambassador searches... the list goes on! So thankful to them.”
Jane Michalik nominated Our Lady of Sorrow Primary School in Armthorpe.
She said: “All staff members, from headteacher, teachers, TA’s,midday supervisors, kitchen staff to office staff, cleaning staff and caretaker.
"Every single member deserve a medal as they worked hard for all children.
"All teachers staff been amazing support throughout pandemic,keeping all children in a normal as can be.”
Claire Southgate nominated Edenthorpe Hall.
She said: “All the staff have worked so hard and are so understanding to everyone's situation.
"They have been trying to keep things as normal as possible for the kids with the online lessons and have been so supportive to the kids and learning.
"Also more they have really tried to support us parents the best they can with not only phone calls but being bale to message and getting a reply as soon as a message is sent, and this has been about anything and everything.
"I couldn't of got through this without them and there support.”
Petra Woodman nominated McAuley Catholic High School.
She said: “They have gone above and beyond to support our children.
"They have had amazing communication, excellent lesson planning and support for the children.
"Not only online but in person supporting key workers.“They have put not only their academics but their mental health as a priority. They deserve a massive well done.”
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