Dave Ibbotson is deputy head and Year 9 teacher at The Abbey, a special school in Farnham, Surrey Parent Marian Grannell nominated him, saying her daughter Clare has thrived in his class because he makes everything fun and worthwhile. A week's sailing on a tall ship was the culmination of a great year for Clare with this dedicated teacher."He always gives 101 per cent", says Marian, "and we really appreciate him".
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