One of 12 esteemed educators
Bakewell Primary School principal Jacklyn Roberts has been feted with a 2020 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Award.
She joins 11 other recipients of the prestigious accolade, conferred on those who have done “incredible work in engaging young minds” and for making “a positive and tangible impact in students’ lives”.
The awardee said: “It’s exciting and humbling to be amongst such company, with the previous fellows and new fellows for 2020.
“What an honour to be a recipient from over 5000 applications – it actually feels really surreal.
“These awards are great recognition for education in the Northern Territory in general, and the work that we all do.”
The prize is a $46,000 fellowship, which includes $10,000 for professional development and $25,000 for a school education program.
“I’ll be using the $25,000 to continue the work of Spirals of Enquiry in our school, and extend it into our network.
“The project we undertake is about increasing teacher capacity and increasing student voice and teacher voice within the decision-making process in our school.”
“I really truly believe in Northern Territory public education and the quality of our teachers; we work collaboratively and it’s a great place to be.”
“My entry for the awards was based on the work done while I was at Wagaman Primary School. To take Bakewell Primary School on that same journey is just so exciting for me.”