Kirsty Gaythwaite
  • The Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year
  • Goodwin Academy
  • Deal, Kent

Kirsty Gaythwaite initially joined the school as a learning support assistant to help vulnerable pupils, but was quickly identified as having a talent for teaching mathematics. She continued to work at the school while studying in evenings and weekends for her diploma in education, and since qualifying as a teacher has continued to put in immense amounts of work to ensure her students succeed.

Kirsty has organised lunchtime revision sessions, after school interventions, Easter and May holiday sessions and constant communication with parents, all to make sure her Year 11 students have the best possible chance when it comes to their exams.