Carole Kettle

21st September 2001 at 01:00
Carole Kettle has worked as a learning support worker at Oak Hill primary school in Gloucestershire for 12 years

A trained nurse and an expert in ICT, Carole Kettle brings a huge amount of expertise to her job but also great personal qualities for working with children. The school's infant and junior departments are based in two villages five miles apart and Carole spends different days in each.

Nominating her for our champagne, flowers and chocolates, headteacher Martin Hannant pays tribute to her "wonderful downright common-sense approach" and her calm unflappability which make her "universally loved" by children, parents and governors. The extra hours she puts in to help the PTA, to tend the school gardens and to go on children's field trips make her "worth her weight in gold". Carole is everybody's friend and her knowledge of the villages and families of Dumbleton and Alderton is also extremely useful. What a gem.

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