St Mary's alumna nominated for National Award
St Mary's alumna Kobika Balasingam has been nominated in the ‘New Teacher of the Year’ category at the TES School awards 2019. This award is aimed at recognising the most inspirational new teacher in the country.
“I am so excited and thrilled that I have been nominated for the TES New Teacher of the Year for 2019. For me being shortlisted for an award is great achievement in itself, and this is something that I can always cherish as part of my NQT year,” Balasingam said. “It is an honour to share the exciting moments as a St Mary’s alumni.”
On Wednesday 5th June, to celebrate the success of the TES nomination, Balasingam was invited to a TES awards reception at The Houses of Commons for an afternoon tea with MPs.
“It was a really great opportunity to meet all of the other nominees and discuss their school’s attributes and why they each felt that they had received a prestigious nomination across the different categories.
“Now, it’s time to be thrilled for the gala ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel,” she said. “Fingers crossed to hold the trophy tonight.”
The award recognizes the best new teacher in the country, therefore the nomination should include hard evidence of success and achievement, and independent testimonials from a number of people.
Follow the live updates on TES Twitter account, as the winners will be revealed tonight.