• The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School
  • Brooklands Primary School
  • Long Eaton, Nottingham

Josie Hodges is an exceptionally hardworking and committed teacher. She is consistently resilient and enthusiastic, inspirational and motivating.

As well as having boundless enthusiasm for learning she has a deep seated moral purpose grounded in genuine care and love for the children she teaches. Josie is an amazing and highly competent teacher, of that there is no doubt. However, what makes Josie exceptional is that despite having been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 16 years ago, her commitment, drive, enthusiasm and love of learning is unaffected by her health.

She loves her vocation – it is so much more than a job – and she loves the children she teaches every day.