The executive headteacher of two primary schools near Cirencester has been nominated for a Pride of the Cotswolds award.

Suki Pascoe, who works at Bibury C of E Primary School and North Cerney C of E Primary School, is up for Teacher of the Year.

She was nominated by a parent of a Bibury pupil who said her son had ‘come on in leaps and bounds’ since joining the school.

“All the staff are wonderful but Mrs Pascoe goes above and beyond just being a teacher, she has a true passion for wanting the best for all her pupils.”

Both schools are relatively small, with Bibury made up of just two classes.

Suki said: “Because it’s so small we know the children really well. We are able to nurture and support them.

“The school has a real family feel. The children would say the best thing about the school is that everybody gets along and they look after each other.

“My role is to help create that family feel, to have that openness.

“That extends to the parents. They should know they can contact me if they have any concerns.

“I love my job, I have the best job in the world. It’s such a privilege to empower young people.

“Everybody needs a bit of extra help to achieve their potential.”

Reacting to her nomination Suki said: “I do my job because I love it. It’s nice to have some recognition of that.”

During her summer holiday Suki is runnning a children’s summer activity camp in Rastu Nou, Romania.

"We will be offering crafts, sports and stories to up to 100 children a day.

"The children at the schools have raised money to support the camp and the children and parents have also donated lots of filled pencil cases for the Romanian children.

"I am keen to encourage the children to learn about the wider world and how they can make a difference to others," she said.