Leeds East Academy


Teacher Feature



 Recognising our Teachers at Leeds East Academy 

 Each week, teachers are asked to nominate their colleagues to be featured on our all new 'Teacher Feature' page. At Leeds East Academy, we value each and every one of our teachers who work tirelessly to support our students, taking their learning to the next level. Read about what makes our teachers so special below:

#2- Amanda Smithson

Pascoe Gill, Head of Maths, has nominated Amanda Smiths as this week's 'Teacher Feature' because: 

"Amanda has worked tirelessly this year to develop her teaching practice. She stepped up from learning mentor to maths teacher in September, a steep learning curve, and yet she has made this transition appear seamless. Her work ethic is exemplary and she welcomes and acts on feedback expertly. I am thrilled that Amanda’s hard work this year has been rewarded as she has recently been accepted on to an assessment only route to qualify as a maths teacher. In her first observation, Amanda was ‘Outstanding’. Amanda is a caring and diligent teacher who has high expectations of her students. She utilises all available resources and CPD to her to ensure that she improves with pace, and for this she is a role model to our students and other colleagues within the team. Thank you for all of your hard work this year Amanda, you’re amazing!"

#1- Chelsea Wood 

Louise Barton, Head of English, has nominated Chelsea Wood as this week's 'Teacher Feature' because:

Chelsea is a unique teacher and with such a thoughtful and caring attitude towards others, that she is highly valued, by not only the department but the students too.  When support is needed, she will be one of the first to step up and offer her support.  When planning and creation of resources are needed, she will be there to lend a hand.  When something needs organising Chelsea is there to guide and lead on ideas.  Chelsea is one person in the department that makes the planned success a reality.