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1 Jun 2015


Neil Vallender received the Teacher of the Month award from a pupil at Sir Thomas Boteler High School.

A University of Chester alumnus hailed as 'one of a kind', has won the Warrington Guardian's Teacher of the Month award.

Neil Vallender has been teaching at Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School in Warrington for 13 years and was presented with the accolade after pupils at the school nominated him for the award.

Described as 'not just an amazing teacher, but a friend,' and as 'an extremely supportive and trustworthy teacher' Mr Vallender received the award in recognition of dedication and commitment to teaching. 

The 34-year-old from Widnes, who studied English Literature at the University said: "This is a testament to the pupils and kind of young people we have at Sir Thomas Boteler and the attitude they have towards their learning. 

"I work hard because they deserve the best opportunities in life. It is one of the most rewarding jobs out there. It is a challenge but the rewards far outweigh that. You never get bored."

Each month, the Warrington Guardian celebrates the hard work, dedication and achievements of one deserving teacher in the town.

The award, which is sponsored by education recruitment and training consultancy, Academics Ltd, honours a teacher who has made a real difference to the school community.


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