Mr Mark Holder, Mathematics teacher and Assistant Director of Sixth Form, has been nominated for a Pearson Teaching Award, which is an opportunity for students to publicly thank a teacher who has made a significant difference in their lives.
He was nominated by students Ellie Fradgley, Dan Brookes and Luke Woodall, who said:
Ellie: “He’s always willing to help and explain anything. He has a true passion for his subject. He is also the kindest, most modest person I have met, despite being an absolute genius.”
Dan: “Endless time and patience for students and a willingness to teach topics over and above the syllabus.”
Luke: “He has given me so much support in the last year, I can’t thank him enough.”
Mr Holder said, “It’s always lovely to get a card or note of thanks at the end of the course, but to be nominated for an award like this is very special. It is a privilege to share the subject I love with each new generation of students and I hope to encourage many more to continue with the fascinating world of Maths onto a higher level.”
Old Swinford Hospital Headmaster Mr Peter Jones endorsed the nomination, “Mr Holder is an exceptional individual. He is completely dedicated and devoted to his duties as a teacher in the classroom and Assistant Director of Sixth Form. In all my years of teaching, he is without doubt, the kindest, most compassionate individual I have ever come across. If you couple these wonderful personal characteristics with his exceptional skills as a teacher, Mr Holder is an outstanding role model for all young people and makes him, in my opinion, a truly exceptional and inspirational education professional.”
Pic shows from left to right: Dan Brookes, Mr Mark Holder and Ellie Fradgely