Teacher Community Hero
1651. Andrew Raistrick
Andrew Raistrick, from Worcester, is the Assistant Headteacher of Nunnery Wood High School in the city who worked with local supermarkets to create meal parcels for hundreds of families across the local area during lockdown.
Andrew also hand-delivered meal vouchers and over 400 donated laptops to his pupils over the last year, ensuring they could still benefit from online learning and access nutritious food while schools were closed.
Andrew received his award in person from the Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured below) at a small reception in the gardens of Downing Street thanking teachers and tutors for their work going above and beyond throughout the pandemic.
In a personal letter to Andrew, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“It is astonishing how teachers have adapted to the challenges of the pandemic and done an extraordinary job to continue educating the nation’s children over the last year. What is even more astonishing is how you have gone above and beyond the demands of your day job as Assistant Headteacher.
“I was delighted to learn from your MP Robin Walker how much you have done to support your pupils and their families, from hand-delivering hundreds of laptops to working with local supermarkets to create food parcels for those in need.”
“I am absolutely delighted to be the recipient of the Points of Light award. I am very humbled to receive this honour and I want to share this recognition with every member of staff working in schools across the country, who have worked so hard during the pandemic, to make sure our students can access high quality education and who have supported families who may be struggling at this difficult time. The work our school has been able to do would not be possible without all the staff at Nunnery Wood High School who helped me prepare and deliver laptops for students, collected food donations and distributed food parcels. I am very proud to be part of such an incredible team.”