Barnsley teaching assistant receives top award

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A dedicated teaching assistant from Barnsley has been honoured with a special award.

The Peter Sutherland Award for the Outstanding Higher Level Teaching Assistant in Yorkshire and Humber 2014-15 went to Jill Birch (pictured left) of Birkwood Primary School in Cudworth, Barnsley. This award was introduced in 2010 to commemorate the sudden, tragic death in 2009 of a much loved and respected colleague, Peter Sutherland from North Yorkshire Local Authority. HLTAs are nominated by school colleagues.