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Inspiration in Education nominee – Meg Baldwin

9 July 2024

Inspiration in Education nominee – Meg Baldwin

Captain of Port Vale’s women’s team, a high school PE teacher and a sports reporter – Meg Baldwin wears various hats and she inspires people with all of them.

The 32-year-old has been nominated as an Inspiration in Education in the Your Heroes Awards by a former pupil at Thistley Hough Academy, where she is the Head of PE.

Rori Thomas said: “I am nominating Meg Baldwin because I believe she is the biggest inspiration in education. Over my time in high school I have struggled to find comfort in school, both in lessons and exams etc. Meg has consistently shown her willingness to be there for not only me but everyone else also.

“My time in high school has come to an end but a quote I will always stick by, said by Meg, is that if it doesn’t matter in five years, don’t waste five minutes on it.

“I know for a fact it’s not just me Meg inspires. She keeps going constantly and never stops. Meg will always have time to talk and try and help you. Even if she cannot find a solution to the problem she will keep checking in to see whether it’s been resolved. We came up with a hashtag for our inspiration: #bemorelikemeg.”

As well as heading a school department, Meg is the captain of Port Vale’s women’s team, works as a sports reporter for Moorlands Radio and has been a match summariser for BBC Radio Stoke.

Meg said: “It’s amazing to be nominated by a former pupil. I don’t do this lightly, and I’m aware that the biggest problems for young people are usually right in front of them. I don’t do all of this for the recognition; I just want to be a supportive force for the people I have contact with.”