Teaching award nomination for Dunhurst's Head of Maths

Bedales Prep, Dunhurst

A teacher at Bedales Prep, Dunhurst has been shortlisted in the ‘Teacher of the Year’ category at the Petersfield Awards for a second year running.

Dunhurst’s Head of Mathematics Darran Kettle is one of only four teachers to be selected as a finalist for the award, alongside other local junior school teachers. After being shortlisted by an independent judging panel, the award is now open to a public vote.

Darran, who has been teaching at Dunhurst for 17 years, was “absolutely thrilled” to hear he had been nominated for the award again after finishing in second place last year.

Head of Dunhurst Colin Baty said: “As Head of Mathematics at Dunhurst, Darran has continued to inspire and has enabled children to fall back in love with mathematics. The excellent work he does with individual pupils is caring, kind and nurturing. Darran is an innovative teacher who, through his understanding of children’s development, unlocks their belief and confidence.”

Darran added: “There’s something special about working at Dunhurst. I was always told as I was growing up that ‘school days are the best days of your life’. At Dunhurst, everything we do is to make that true for all our students, and to be a part of that is magical.”

Pupils past and present, parents and colleagues are now invited to vote for Darran before voting closes on 31 October. The Petersfield Awards will conclude with an online ceremony evening on 13 November. To vote for Darran, click here.

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