Andy is Deputy Headteacher and teaches Year 6 at Crowmarsh Gifford C of E Primary School. Andy not only helps children progress academically, but also socially and emotionally. He pushes every child to be their best, tapping into their confidence and truly preparing them for life beyond primary school. He has a relentless drive to improve his practice to ensure the very best for every child in his care.
Pupils credit Andy for making ‘school fun’ and ‘bringing the best out of everyone’, and parents comment that they have noticed their children are ‘more confident and self-motivated’, and how they have totally changed their attitude to school when they have been in his class.
Andy’s inspiration extends beyond the classroom as well, with one ex-pupil claiming that the book they were writing would be dedicated to Mr Silvester.
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