Teacher svg has won a prestigious prize for her work in improving the quality of learning at the school she teaches.
Tingle was awarded the award at the School of Art and Design (SAD) in Glasgow, where she teaches for a living.
“The work I do is amazing,” she said.
“When I first started teaching in school, there was no idea how many children in Scotland were with special education problems.”
But now, we have more than 400,000 children in our care and we know that our work is going to have a huge impact on their lives.
“I believe I have helped hundreds of children achieve better learning outcomes in their school years.”
Teaching with special educational needs teacherTingle, who is from Cumnock, in north-west Scotland, started working in school as a teacher in 2006.
“We teach young children with a range of special needs including dyslexia, dyspraxia, language difficulties and dysphemia,” she explained.
“At SAD, we work closely with our young people and we offer a variety of support services, including tutoring and support groups, as well as the opportunity to go to their local school.”
It is great to work alongside the pupils and their parents to create an environment where children can achieve and excel.
“Tingle said that the support she received from her colleagues at SAD and the school helped her to “transform” her teaching style.”
They help me to get through a day in a different way, to understand what they are saying and to recognise when they are being misinterpreted or misunderstood,” she added.”
To work with my colleagues in the classroom is an absolute privilege and I am incredibly grateful to have been asked to do so.
“Tinkle said that working with her students was an “absolute privilege” and that she has been fortunate to have received support from her fellow teachers, colleagues and staff at Sad.”
Being able to give the students a better experience is something I love about teaching and I hope this award will be a way to recognise that,” she concluded.