Head of Music awarded 'Music Teacher of the Year'Posted on: 03/10/2017
Sean Dingley, Head of Music at Didcot Girls’ School, was awarded ‘Music Teacher of the Year’ in the Oxfordshire County Council Music Awards on Saturday 23rd September. Mr Dingley was nominated for this award by students, staff, governors at Didcot Girls’ School, and visiting Music teachers to the school. Three students from Didcot Girls’ School and the Didcot Sixth Form also won awards on the night: Daisy Livesey, Emilia Harrison and Kieran Agg.
Mr Dingley joined Didcot Girls’ School as Head of Music in September 2016 and since this time, Music in the school has gone from strength to strength. Over 250 students regularly attend musical groups including the vocal group, orchestra, Young Voices, and the ukulele group. Over 200 students now take instrumental and vocal lessons taught by peripatetic music teachers. Over 120 students from both choirs are very excited to be taking part in a singing tour to Holland next summer.
Mr Dingley said: ‘I am truly honoured to be recognised by this award and very conscious that it is only with the enthusiasm, commitment and helpfulness of both students and staff at Didcot Girls’ School, that I am able to provide the opportunities for which I was nominated.’
Mrs Warwick, Executive Headteacher, said: ‘Music is such an important part of an outstanding education and I am delighted that music is enjoyed by so many students at Didcot Girls’ School. Music is now at the heart of our vibrant school and I am extremely grateful to Mr Dingley for making this so!’