• The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School
  • Fishtoft Academy
  • Silver Winners
  • 2023
  • Boston, Lincolnshire

Kate began her teaching journey at Fishtoft after being asked to support one morning when the school was short of a teacher during an inspection!  Eleven years later, not only is she still there, but she has been fundamental in ensuring the school’s success.  

Her pupils have been ranked within the top three per cent of schools nationally for progress on more than one occasion. From personal experience, Kate knows that a child is not able to control the circumstances into which they are born; however, with the right guidance, support and encouragement, that trajectory can be changed.  She puts her success down to the difference one of her own teachers made, providing her with pencils, books and a study space when home circumstances prevented this.    

Kate is passionate about whole-child education and broadening horizons, and has developed many initiatives such as a ‘passport of experiences’, providing pupils with multiple opportunities to see beyond their rural setting and experience the richness and diversity of the world.