Ruth is Deputy Head and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator at Hayward’s Primary School and is described by her colleagues as “a shining light at our school”. The area served by her school faces its share of challenges and yet Ruth ensures that each and every child has the best possible educational experience available. Her expertise, commitment and dedication is described as “second to none” and another of her team described her as “a teaching superstar”. She is loved and admired by staff, parents and pupils alike, one young boy commented, “I can’t wait until I do writing with Mrs Dixon”. Her creative teaching styles helps children learn to love to learn and so she achieves the highest possible standards. As one parent said, “”She is a fantastic teacher, she seems to know how to get the best out of the children, Mrs Dixon is Hayward’s, can we have more of her!”