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Wakefield teacher awarded outstanding achievement award

8 July 2016 

Hays Education, the leading recruitment expert, has recognised a local teacher for her outstanding contributions to their school this term.


Elizabeth Merriman from Stanley St Peter’s Primary School was awarded the Outstanding Teacher of the Term Award. The award was presented to Elizabeth in recognition of her work as a hugely dedicated teacher, who stepped in to support a Year 5 class. 

Elizabeth said: “A highlight of my experience with Hays and, to be honest, highlight of my teaching career was being awarded the Outstanding Teacher of the Term Award. It was lovely to be recognised for my hard work, dedication and the impact I've made with my students. I'll certainly be taking my certificate to my next school! Thank you Stephanie and Hays!”

Sarah Trussler, Head Teacher at Stanley St Peter’s said, “Liz was delighted to win the Outstanding Teacher of the Term Award on Friday - it was well deserved!”

Stephanie Croxford, said: “We are pleased to be able to recognise the vital role that our excellent supply teachers play in schools across Leeds and Wakefield. Teachers like Elizabeth show how much of an impact supply teachers can make on a school and its pupils, we extend our congratulations to Elizabeth on her award.” 

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For press information:

Kathryn Iacono


0203 040 0282 

About Hays

Hays plc (the "Group") is a leading global professional recruiting group. The Group is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide, being the market leader in the UK and Asia Pacific and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe and Latin America. The Group operates across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments. As at 30 June 2015 the Group employed 9,023 staff operating from 240 offices in 33 countries across 20 specialisms. For the year ended 30 June 2015:

– the Group reported net fees of £764.2 million and operating profit (pre-exceptional items) of £164.1 million;

– the Group placed around 63,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 200,000 people into temporary assignments;

– 23% of Group net fees were generated in Asia Pacific, 41% in Continental Europe & RoW (CERoW) and 36% in the United Kingdom & Ireland;

– the temporary placement business represented 58% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 42% of net fees;

– Hays operates in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, the UK and the USA