A MINCHINHAMPTON teacher who has helped her school publish their second book has been nominated for a Pride of the Cotswolds award.

Kerry Tonner, deputy headteacher at Minchinhampton C of E Primary, has been nominated for Teacher of the Year.

This is not the first award Kerry has been nominated for, having reached the final of the SNJ’s Teacher of Year contest in 2016.

Kerry, along with other members of staff, recently helped the school publish their second book, A Portal Through Place.

Each class was tasked with completing a chapter, with author John Dougherty writing the beginning and end of the book.

Kerry said: “We have always said the writing the children do has to have a purpose. This is the biggest purpose you could have really, they are published authors.

“Its quite exciting to see the finished product.”

Kerry has worked at the school since completing her training in 2005.

“Everything I have wanted from my career I have been able to get here,” she said.

Kerry said she was ‘completely shocked’ by the nomination.

“I have got a really strong team around me, I see it as recognition for everyone,” she said.

The person who nominated Kerry said: “Miss Tonner has inspired so many kids. The whole school has engaged with reading but Miss Tonner brings it alive for the kids with love.”