Axcis Candidate of the Term Awards – This Week’s Nominations are…

Logo_candidate of the term_v8Axcis, we are extremely proud of the fantastic work our SEND teachers and support staff do every day in the classroom. We know that being a supply worker isn’t easy; often you are thrown in the deep end with challenging classes and little time to read up on school policy or procedure and your work could end at any given moment. And yet, we hear so much fantastic feedback about our candidates that we feel it is high time we start to run a “Candidate of the Term” award. Here are a few of the nominations we’ve had this week:


Melinda – working for Tracey in our Midlands office

“Melinda has only been working for me for a few months, one or maybe two days each week. She supports a little boy in Reception with complex ASD needs. I have other Axcis staff supporting the same child and Melinda is by far and away the most confident, capable and caring of them. She is an exceptional support worker: aside from her brilliant topical and academic knowledge, Melinda just has that ideal personality that young children that need that bit extra just gravitate to. Melinda goes above and beyond her contracted role, something which other temporary TAs do not. She is in school half an hour before and after we ask her to be, preparing resources for the day – most of which are on her own initiative and support the pupil brilliantly. She seeks out other members of staff for guidance and freely gives extra time to help other TAs who have difficult ASD pupils/situations. She is a model play worker on the yard at break times, setting an example of good practice to other staff as to how to encourage SEND pupils to begin to play independently or with peers, rather than clinging to an adult. She has a positive outlook and an infectious enthusiasm for working with SEND children. She makes the life of our Foundation team easier, we do not have to worry about the boy she supports when she is here and that takes a massive weight off our overloaded shoulders.”


Jason – working for Hayley in our Liverpool office

“I would like to nominate Jason as TA of the term. He has shown a real commitment to his job and has built excellent relationships with some very challenging students. He is always willing to volunteer for additional duties and has been a real asset since he came to us.”


Matthew – working for Hayley in our Liverpool office

“He has been amazing for us – worked over and above any other supply teacher EVER and really helped our Year 11 boys get through their computing exams.  He has been a member of our team from the word go – and to be honest, we probably should have let him go a few months ago – but we found a way to keep him!  We can only wish him all the best for his future and also wish we could keep him!!”


Jasmine – working for Matt in our London office

“Jasmine – always helpful, flexible, resilient, cheerful and great with our pupils. We will miss her!”


Lisa – working for Lisa in our South Wales office

“I would like to nominate Lisa for this award.  Lisa has been with us at college since January 2015.  In this time her commitment to all pupils and staff have been to an extremely high standard.  She remains professional at all times.  The quality of her work is impeccable, she has amazing ways with all pupils especially the extremely difficult pupils and 9 times out of 10 always manages to resolve their issues and situations to a positive note.  Lisa always puts everybody before herself no matter what.  She has made a large difference to a lot of pupil’s lives in the school which is an achievement in its self as we are an extremely challenging school as you are aware.  I feel that Lisa deserves this award as she has made a huge impact on our pupils and their wellbeing, which I feel is a massive achievement for our pupils.”


Miguel – working for Helena in our London office

“Miguel has acted and felt like a permanent member of the team from day 1. He has been enthusiastic, worked above and beyond what we would reasonably expect from a supply teacher and has taken the time to attend all manner of training and meetings so that he could more fully support the tutor group that he was assigned to. Miguel has been observed along with our other teachers and the standard of his lessons and teaching have impressed us all. For some time Miguel had an extremely complex and challenging young man in his tutor group and he has sought advice and guidance from more experienced practitioners to support his practice. A dedicated and thoughtful teacher who we are thrilled to welcome permanently to our team.”


Kristina – working for Matt in our London office

“Kristina Is an exceptional TA . She arrived at our school during revision period and she immediately started to work with the English classes supporting learners complete their coursework . She then took on the Economic and Science groups – working with SEN learners to devise revision tasks and developing strategies to  Improve their memory and learning techniques! She then worked tirelessly to support the students with exam access arrangements reading and scribing and invigilating special exam arrangement rooms. Without a mumble she then supported the SEN students on BTec courses and encouraged them to complete their assignment work. Kristina has a natural talent at supporting all learners , assessing their needs and devising a range of strategies to allow them to take responsibility for their own learning . We wish her well in the future and know that any school and student will benefit from her exceptional talents.”

Do you have a fantastic member of staff from Axcis? Nominate them today! Credit Flickr CC

It’s not too late to nominate!

Simply email if you have an Axcis contractor you’d like to nominate for our Summer Term Award. There are two awards available – one for London, and one for our Regional offices. The prizes are £75 in shopping vouchers – intended for the winners to treat themselves tonice for the summer! The deadline for entries is Friday 3rd July, with winners to be announced on the 10th July. When you contact us, you’ll need to state the name of the contractor, along with the name of the school they are working in. We’d also like a short statement on why they should be considered for the award – it doesn’t need to be an essay – just a brief paragraph or two.

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