Congratulations to Justin Gordon-Deacon for winning the Golden Smartie Award!
Justin is a Canadian trained secondary teacher specialising in psychology, civics, law, geography, and history. Highlighted for being organised, passionate, and determined, Justin has made long-lasting impressions whilst teaching supply and has embraced the challenges that supply teaching can bring. No distance has been too far for him to travel. Justin is always happy to help out, often accepting roles outside his subject areas including teaching primary and cover supervisor work.
In addition to being a tremendous, reliable supply teacher, Justin’s zealous for teaching has resulted in a long-term position at a highly-regarded secondary school in north-west London. The school love him and have said how well he fits in, demonstrating a huge amount of hard work and commitment.
Smart Consultant Reggie Newman (pictured) had the honour of presenting Justin with a certificate and £50.
Thank you Justin for all your hard work! We are lucky to have you on board.
The Golden Smartie award recognises outstanding teachers and support staff for their dedication, professionalism and work on behalf of Smart Teachers. We recognise our outstanding ‘Smarties’ based on contributions to their school, excellence in the classroom, leadership abilities, community involvement and a variety of other criteria. The winning candidate will receive a certificate of recognition and a cash prize from Smart Teachers.
If you would like to nominate one of our outstanding teachers or TAs, please tell us why you think they deserve the Golden Smartie title.