Mrs Callaway spends four hours a week of her own time volunteering for SARAC, a Burton charity which supports women and girls over the age of 13 who have been affected by rape, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and domestic abuse.

She was nominated for the award by her pupils at John Taylor.

When nominated, Mrs Callaway said “I’m very pleased to have been nominated. It’s always nice to hear that the students appreciate you.  It would mean a lot to me to win the award. It would be a recognition of what I do in school as well as outside of school”.

On winning the award, Mrs Callaway explained that she first got involved with SARAC five years ago and now undertakes face-to-face counselling.  She added “It’s been tough because you are dealing with tough issues, but as you support people you get to see them blossoming.  It’s humbling in a way.”

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