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Miss Larham wins National Teaching Award

We are delighted to announce that Miss Larham has won a national teaching award.


In the National Design and Technology Excellence Awards 2018, organised by the Design and Technology Association, she has won the award for ‘Inspirational teaching of design and technology – Primary’

She will receive her award at an awards ceremony in London in March.

May we take this opportunity to congratulate Miss Larham and to thank her for her dedication and hard work. So many children at Renhold have benefited from her exceptional teaching over the years. She is an inspiration to us all!


Here is a description of the award criteria:


These prestigious awards recognise exceptional teaching and learning, resulting from devising and facilitating an inspirational design and technology curriculum and associated activity in school. The recipients of the awards will have been identified as going above and beyond what is normally required, ensuring that young people are highly motivated by the opportunities provided to them and are able to achieve success in the subject. Typically, award winners will demonstrate consistently charismatic teaching, that engages and inspires their pupils and delivers exceptional design and technology teaching and learning. Examples could include: The award winner has developed teaching and learning programmes that demonstrates inspirational activity, making cross curriculum links that ensure design and technology work both informs and is informed by learning in other subjects.  Inspirational teaching resources have been created and used to great effect.


Miss Larham joined the school as a newly qualified teacher in 2011 and shortly afterwards her talent for teaching Design and Technology was recognised as she won a national award for Outstanding Newcomer.

She has helped us to develop an excellent D and T curriculum throughout the school. Her lessons are both creative and engaging and are a real favourite of the children.

She has also supported hundreds of other teachers locally and nationally as she contributes regularly to the Design and Technology Primary Magazine and provides training for teachers and students around Bedfordshire.