The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners

Jeanette Baker

Delves Infant and Nursery School

The Awards for Excellence in Special Needs Education

Walsall, West Midlands

Jeanette Baker has been teaching at Delves Infant School for more than 20 years, she is the lynchpin of the school, working tirelessly to support children, parents and staff.

She has provided consistency in times of change, positivity in times of difficulty and inspiration to others on a daily basis. She is a source of invaluable knowledge about the school’s families and children, providing the kind of background information that can only be gained as a result of the trust and respect of parents over the years.

She is always available with a cup of tea and a box of tissues and is the sounding board and occasional agony aunt for parents and staff alike. She is the voice of reason, a moral compass and a barometer of the emotional well-being of everyone involved with the school.