Candidate of the Term: Winter 2019 Winners

Who are the winners of the Axcis Candidate of the Term Winter 2019 awards? And what did they do to go above and beyond the call of duty for the schools they are working in?

The Nominees

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 winners 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…

Becky, working for Cassie, Axcis North Wales

Reason for nomination:
I would like to nominate Becky for this award because of her work-ethic over this term. She very quickly settled into a busy additional needs department in a often challenging environment.
Her role has involved working with our most vulnerable and challenging learners across key stage 3 & 4. She has worked with a number of learners from Traveller backgrounds who are often difficult to mange in the classroom environment and whose attendance is often sporadic. She has managed their behaviour very well within the classroom environment and during break and lunch times. These learners respond well to her and know that they are able to come to her if they have a problem. They will work in lessons to please her and try their best on work, which is a huge achievement! 
Becky is able to work with the learners when they are having a difficult day and support their social and emotional needs. She is often able to discuss issues with them and support them to re-engage with their learning. 
As well as her great work with Travellers, she has supported other additional learning needs learners within small group intervention, on a one to one basis and within lessons. She has had a huge impact on a number of EAL learners who joined the school this term with very little English. She has helped them to settle into the school and learn school routines. She has supported them using a range of resources to help them to communicate with peers and staff and has taken a small group to develop their literacy/communication skills. It has been amazing to see how the confidence of these learners has increased in a short time.  It has been a pleasure to have Becky with us this term. She has developed a good relationship with many learners and the ALN team. 

A note from Cassie, Becky’s Consultant:

I am delighted that Becky has won the candidate of the term award. It is such a pleasure to work with her, she is always flexible and consistently hard working, she never lets us down and the feedback I receive from clients is always a positive, she goes above and beyond.

What Becky said about winning:

I was so pleased  to be nominated for the Axcis Candidate of the Term Award. To then find out I had won was absolutely amazing. I would Iike to thank, Cassie from Axcis Education and also the ALN team within the school, they have all been very supportive throughout my time there. I hope to return again very soon.

Sian, working for Gemma, Axcis South West

Reason for nomination:
Please can can I nominate Sian for the candidate of the term.  She has slotted into school life seamlessly and is always willing to go the extra mile.  Her role involves having to work in a variety of settings within the school and she manages each of these brilliantly, nothing seems to phase her.  This week Sian has been exceptional.  All our SEN staff have been out and she has stepped up to manage our ASC room with no fuss.  She has been really proactive in contacting me in the evening to find out about planning when she realised the room lead was out and offered to increase her hours to ensure the pupils had a familiar face.  Today she has had to manage a team of supply LSAs unfamiliar to the school to ensure all the children are getting the sight support.

Sandra, working for Blake, Axcis London

Reason for nomination:
The reason I would like to nominate Sandra is that in the year she has worked with her client she has enabled him to make more progress with his communication and life skills than the previous 3 years at a very expensive independent special school specialising in ASD.  As I understand it she has made a huge difference to not only his life but the lives of his family as he can now communicate with them and can engage in activities he enjoys including sports and cooking.

A note from Blake, Sandra’s consultant:

When I told Sandra she had one she was stunned to silence and overwhelmed with joy, even though she knows she is doing a good job its always nice to get recognition for her efforts and she is even more happy that she is making such a difference in the young persons life she is working with day in day out.

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?

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