By Mr McCullough
On the evening of the 7th April, Miss Lambe and
Mr. Clayton-Jones accompanied Mrs. Booth and members of the Additional Learning Needs team to the South Wales Argus Teaching Awards where they were joined by around 250 guests at Rougemont School to eagerly await the results of the 15 awards that were up for grabs.
Mrs. Booth is no stranger to the South Wales Argus Teaching Awards having previously won the ‘Above and Beyond Award’ last time the awards were held in person back in early 2019. The 2022 awards once again saw Mrs. Booth shortlisted but this time for the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’. The competition was extremely strong with all three shortlisted candidates having contributed significantly and impressively within their roles. However, despite the stiff opposition, confidence was high in the Bassaleg camp as we took the opportunity to reflect upon how Mrs. Booth has worked tirelessly over 22 years to support both the pupils and parents of our Bassaleg community. Most recently, this commitment being evident in Mrs. Booth’s decision to postpone her retirement plans to provide support to those most in need during the Pandemic. Reflection justifiably turned to celebration when Mrs. Booth was rightly announced the winner.
Miss Lambe captured the sentiments of all of those who Mrs. Booth has worked alongside, ‘We are so proud of Terri; an incredible achievement in recognition of the exceptional way in which Terri has nurtured supported and inspired so many of our young people over a number of years.’
I am sure that you will all join us in congratulating Mrs. Booth for another very well deserved award that recognises all that she has done, and continues to do, for so many of us here at Bassaleg. Congratulations Mrs. Booth!