Friday hero

15th September 2000 at 01:00
Mrs Yvonne Keeping is a special needs teacher at Kelsall community primary school in Cheshire and a home tutor to 13-year-old Helen Struthers.

Helen missed most of Year 8 as a result of a bone tumour for which she had chemotherapy, radiotherapy and an amputation. She says the year would have been much harder without the support, kindness and interest of Mrs Keeping. As well as working hard on the national curriculum, they made paper and pizzas together, researched subjects on the Internet from woodlice to Kenya and went out for lunc. "She even brought her tortoise to my house so I could draw him," writes Helen. They undertook a project researching wheelchair access in secondary schools which had a direct result for Helen. She started in Year 9 at the Bishop's high school, Chester, this term.

Please send the name of your Friday Hero..... - and why he or she should get a bouquet - to Sarah Bayliss, Friday magazine, TES, Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX, or e-mail sarah.bayliss@tes.co.uk. Flowers kindly supplied by Marks and Spencer


Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now