We had lots of lovely nominations from the schools we work with. These were all published on our blog for anyone who missed them. Selecting a winner wasn’t easy, and all nominees received a certificate of appreciation for the hard work they do, but after much deliberation, winners were selected…
And the winners are…
Georgia, working for Axcis Liverpool
Reason for nomination: Georgia has supported Sam, a 6 th form student with an EHCP during this academic year. Sam had a history of difficulties prior to coming to us. Georgia has helped Sam immerse herself into 6th form and has given her the support she requires to be a valued member of the 6th form. Georgia has inspired Sam and equally Sam has changed as an individual. The support has been both academic and social. Georgia has instilled in Sam our 3 R’s – .Respect , Responsibility and Resilience. Georgia quickly and efficiently integrated herself into our provision and is highly professional. She has produced a portfolio of evidence as a case study which is exemplary. For us, Georgia has been a wonderful TA to Sam and a credit to your agency.
Joel, working for Axcis London
Reason for nomination: Joel has been temping with us for quite a few years. He has worked on both our after school club and holiday playscheme services. Joel has been employed as a playworker, planning and setting up activities and working closely with the children and young people. He regularly supports children needing 1:1 support who have challenging
behaviour or complex needs – Joel is great at understanding their needs and managing them accordingly. However, Joel also works equally well with groups of children and young people with less severe needs. He ensures that all children are integrated with one another, regardless of ability, background, age or ethnicity, and treats all children and young people with equal consideration and respect. In the school holidays, children are with us for a full day, and Joel helps to plan for more complex and challenging children.
His attitude towards the children is invariably mature and sensible, while also being imaginative, caring and creative. The staff here are very diverse, and his teamwork is exceptional; he always supports his colleagues, and has no trouble fitting in to whichever group of staff he is placed. He participates well in the daily planning, always contributing to the full, and displaying very well-developed communication skills. Joel is quick to learn and enthusiastic in his work, and is an exceptionally obliging, co-operative and pleasant colleague. He is very flexible and willing, and his interpersonal skills are very good indeed. We rely on the ingenuity and imagination of the staff in a very dynamic and changeable environment, and Joel always rises to the occasion with original ideas and new ways of dealing with situations and problems when required. The permanent staff have learnt an awful lot from Joel and he has become an integral part of the team.
Josh, working for Axcis North Wales
Reason for nomination: I would like to nominate Josh. He is a very pleasant member of staff who always is happy and smiling with both staff and pupils. I have copied below extracts from a recent reference the Headteacer provided for him:
“Josh has undertaken the leadership of our music curriculum and has built a thriving department from a very low starting point. He has developed suitable medium and long term plans which meet national curriculum requirements, allow for KS4 accreditation and account for the learning needs of our pupils. He invariably plans for individual progress, using available data and his own knowledge of pupils to ensure that needs are met and progress is maximised. Music is now a popular curriculum option and Josh runs well-attended extra-curricular activities in a regular basis.”
“Josh has never failed to rise to any challenge we have set him. A typical example is the way he was able to take over the teaching of English at short notice. With little in the way of support, he produced units of work that enabled our pupils to make demonstrable progress and rekindled their enthusiasm for the subject. He quickly became familiar and competent with the assessment requirement for the subject and was able to contribute to the reporting process. He achieved this with the enthusiasm and good humour which typifies his approach. During this period pupil engagement rose, attendance at English lessons rose, attainment rose and incidents of negative behaviour fell markedly.”
“I feel that Josh embodies our ethos and always responds to challenging behaviours in a compassionate, non-confrontational way. He uses our policies and procedures very effectively to prevent negative behaviours and deescalate them when they arise. Josh is adept at using our agreed scripts and contributes to a school-wide consistent approach. During development and solution focussed meetings he always makes a contribution and is usually able to offer a potential solution to issues we have identified. Every interaction he has with pupils or colleagues reflects our school values and mission. He is passionate about the young people we care for and consistently ‘goes the extra mile’ to ensure that their needs are met. His expectations are appropriately high and he is consistent in rewarding pupils when they are met, as well as resolving learning barriers when they are not.”
Do your Axcis staff go the extra mile?
If your Axcis contractor goes the extra mile and you’d like to nominate them for a Candidate of the Term award, don’t forget to keep an eye on our blog for when nominations open next term. Or if you’d like to hire one of our fantastic teachers or support staff, why not get in touch with your local office or email us your vacancy today?