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A primary school teacher from Nottingham who inspires children with his love of maths has won a prestigious national award.
James Willis was honoured during school assembly at Netherfield Primary School today, where he was handed the Silver Teaching Award for Primary School Teacher of the Year.
He had thought the assembly would be on cyber-bullying. It means he will now be considered for the Gold Award at a ceremony in October.
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