The Blandford School’s very own Mrs Jill Bailey was nominated for the Teacher Award at The Netball South West Regional Goalden Globe Awards and Team bath Netball End of Season Celebration 2016. The Award is presented to a teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to netball through delivery in the education environment, outside of their statutory responsibilities as a teacher.
Netball South West went on to say ‘ Jill has been arranging residential netball tours for The Blandford School since 2012, the most challenging and exciting of which was a tour in March 2015 when squads from TBS went to Disneyland Paris. Since her attendance at the youth Umpire Award Orientation workshop Jill has supported 34 students through the course. Mrs Bailey is also planning an INTO officiating course this spring and arranges YNO courses when necessary. Outside of school Jill has been the club volunteer for North Dorset NC since set up in 2010. She works very closely with the club and tries to ensure there are always Young Leaders and other volunteers available. Mrs Bailey works hard to maintain a strong school/club link, examples include students attending junior club sessions and club coaches attending after school coaching sessions. Jill has extensive knowledge around various Netball pathways and links them in extremely well to student life in and outside of school. Things are ever changing and Jill is always keen to deliver and offer the most up to date programmes and events for her students. Jill keeps her students and juniors at the heart of everything she does; The Blandford School are very lucky to have benefitted from Mrs Bailey’s hard work and commitment.
All the staff and students would like to say well done, congratulations and thank you to Mrs Bailey.