School years are supposed to be the best years of your life and teachers have the power to make them extra special and give you the tools to go on and succeed in life.

While it may be the big groups of mates or getting up to mischief after school hours that people remember most fondly about school, it is the teachers who set you up to prosper in life.

While all teachers are heroes, we have picked out some who got special mentions after we asked our readers who their favourite teachers in Hull were - and why - on the Hull Live Facebook page.

We apologise in advance for any misspellings of names and we cannot include them all but here are just some of Hull and East Yorkshire’s incredible teachers who have made a huge impact on children’s lives.

Mr McGlinchey - Parkstone Primary School

Mr McGlinchey

Kim Connah said: "I started Parkstone in 2004 and finished in 2011, and he was the heart and soul of the place.

"I remember we had a Golden Table for children who had been exceptional that week and he'd sit and eat with us, and offer us Starbursts."

Beki Roberts added: "Peter McGlinchey was great!"

We previously covered stories with Mr McGlinchey at Parkstone, including in 2005 when two of the world's leading session musicians visited for a special performance and the school introduced a genius new method for learning how to read.

Mr McGlinchey and his Parkstone pupils

Richard Durrant and Herbie Flowers visited the west Hull primary school to show off their instruments 14 years ago.

And around the same time, the school also introduced the method of 'synthetic phonics', a technique where pupils are taught to recognise the sounds of individual letters and then blends of letters, such as 'sh', 'th' and 'ee', to help them learn how to read at a faster rate.

Mrs Sarrell - Shaw Park Primary School

Tina Phelan said: "She was my English teacher at Shaw Park Junior. Very strict but the best teacher. My love of English literature came from this lady."

Angie Fitzpatrick added: "Loved Mrs Sarrell, she was at Brunswick Ave and moved to Shaw Park - it broke my heart. She lived off Spring Bank and we would go to her house after Mecca on a Saturday morning, fantastic teacher."

Brenda Ellis said: "Mrs Sarrell taught me at Shaw Park too. The best teacher I ever had."

Miss Culver - Malet Lambert/St Mary's College

Jemma Norrie said: "She was an English teacher from Malet Lambert school, now at St Mary’s, she taught me in the 90s.

"She taught my son also and he loved her too! Just goes to show she's the best."

Ellie Louise Mann added: "I used to love her telling us ghost stories at the end of the lesson."

Jay Mckenzie Smith said: "She was my favourite at Malet too. Her lessons were always fun."

And Ben Barratt added: "She was the best teacher I ever had."

Mr Coe - Malet Lambert/Sydney Smith School

Derek Coe (right) receives his Teacher of the Year award in 2009

Jayne Hall remembered Mr Coe as a science teacher at Malet Lambert in the 1980s.

She said: "He was my favourite, always there if you needed help."

But Mr Coe also went on to be headteacher at Sydney Smith School in Anlaby, where, according to our archives, he introduced measures like single-sex classes to drive strong GCSE results and also campaigned to achieve 100 per cent attendance rates.

Dr Wilson - Malet Lambert

Malet Lambert school

Lorraine Prentice said: "Dr Wilson at Malet Lambert - she made science a whole new subject to me. Loved her!

"Really clever and articulate and really wanted to nurture anyone who showed an interest in physics! I stayed in her room whilst everyone was watching films and we'd have debates!"

Laura-Christina Calvert added: "She was awesome it's true, I think she did chemistry with my science class and I remember her aubergine coloured powersuits."

Mr Melvin - Sydney Smith School

Nikki Chadwick said: "Mr Melvin at Sydney Smith, he was the best teacher ever."

Letisha Dewberry-Vallins added: "He was the head at Fountain House when I was there too and he was still an absolute legend! So nice and genuinely cared."

And Leigh Beard said: "He was one of my favourites."

Mrs Drury - Malet Lambert

Jade Burnby said: "Mrs Drury at Malet Lambert! She taught me health and social care in 2010/11. She was a fantastic teacher and definitely my firm favourite!"

Chelsey Chadwick added: "I had her as well she was lovely!"

And Aimee McCourt said: "Aww I remember Mrs Drury. Sure she was our head of year."

Mr Carvill - Sir Henry Cooper

Mr Carvill outside Sir Henry Cooper

Jaime-Leigh Scott said: "He was an amazing teacher at Sir Henry Cooper then moved on to Thomas Ferens, which is now Sirius North. I loved history with him, my fave subject it was!"

Nina Miriam Bailey added: "He alway made the lesson fun."

Laura Jones: "My daughter has him now, she loves his lessons."

According to our archives, Mr Carvill even managed to pick up a Teacher of the Year award back in 2009 thanks to his "passion for bringing the past to life".

He said at the time: "I was very lucky in that I had an amazing history teacher who really inspired me. From then on, history became the love of my life."

Mr Wildman - Hull Grammar School

Nick Marshall said: "He had a great sense of humour and a real passion for music."

Chloe Stephenson added: "He taught at Wolfreton too, he was fantastic if it was the same guy. He had a big curly tash."

Michael Hall even offered up a poem that he had pupils recite to remember the life of historic composer J. S. Bach: "J.S Bach of Eisenach, was an organist and gifted, Born in 1685, He died in 1750."

Mr Hussey - Southcoates Primary Academy

Southcoates Primary Academy
Southcoates Primary Academy

Paul Allen said: "His lessons were always fun and he spent plenty of time with the school football team, even leading us to win a five-a-side tournament."

Natalie Beltran added: "He used to sing 'Wild Thing' at me and my brother whilst playing guitar."

And Craig Mallinson said: "I'm sure 'Wild Thing' was the only song he knew - loved hearing it all the same."

Mr West - Kingswood Academy

Mr West with his pupils at Kingswood Academy

Shell Turner said: "Paul West was by far simply the best teacher ever!! I can vouch for many people, Westy gave us some fab memories which we'll never forget. Charging across the history room with a metre long wooden ruler pretending to be some historical person at war, being as loud as he could.

"Other teachers would pop in to make sure everything was fine, they would see Westy stood in his stance with his ruler, they would just laugh and walk out of the room because they knew how crazy (in a good way) he was. Love you Westy!"

Adam Sellers added: "He was always really supportive, never gave up on me and always listened and tried helping me. An absolute legend, will never forget what the guy did for me."

And Kassy Cowling said: "He was amazing, always loved his class, treated us all with respect. My son also got taught by him for a while and he was his favourite teacher too."

Mr Ellerby - Sir Henry Cooper

Mark Dobson said: "He was my form tutor at Sir Henry Cooper. More than a teacher and still keep in touch to this day, 25 years on."

Jo Dennison added: "I had Mr Ellerby for only a year but did enjoy science with him. A lot of people say Cooper and its teachers down but we had some bloody good, down to earth teachers."

Mr Shepherd - St Andrew's Church of England Primary School

Kim Cartwright said: "Mr Shepherd from St Andrew's was a fantastic teacher.

"We were lucky to have him as our teacher for several years. Always remember singing songs whilst he played his guitar.

"I'm training to be a teacher and hope that some day I'll be as good a teacher as he was to our class. I'm sure many would agree."

Jade Hare added: "He was by far the best teacher! I remember him even popping round to the house to bring me get well gifts after I'd been in hospital and was always Beatles songs we used to sing. I'd love to know what he looks like nowadays and if he’s still teaching."

Mr Elliot - Kelvin Hall School

Head of English Mr Elliott teaching at Kelvin Hall School
Head of English Mr Elliott teaching at Kelvin Hall School

Ann Ware said: "I went to Kelvin Hall, my favourite teacher was Mr Elliot, he taught English.

"Gave me so much confidence. I left in 1994, saw him in 2001 and he remembered me. I was very flattered."

Jon McCranor added: "He was a great English teacher."

Mrs Patterson - Malet Lambert

Beth Jennings said: "She was Malet Lambert PE teacher and netball coach - can not be faulted. Still to this day admire this woman and appreciate all the advice and help she gave me throughout the years."

Tanya Walker added: "A great inspiration and has inspired me to pass on her love of sport to my daughter. She now plays for England U21 at hockey."

Mr Upton - Newland School for Girls

Newland School for Girls
Newland School for Girls

Dyanne Middy said: "Mr John Upton was maths teacher at Newland senior school, he was a great teacher - patient and helpful, made the lessons fun.

"It was my favourite subject, he was in a wheelchair but his disability was never noticed - just his great sense of humour."

Mr Clatworthy - Alderman Cogan's Church of England Primary Academy

Rick Houghton said: "He was a brilliant teacher and character but, above all, he taught us how to think critically and instilled an unshakable belief that talent, resilience and hard work meant we could go on to do anything we wanted. Inspiration to this day."

Mr Dex - St Mary's College

Emma Ardington said: "He was my form teacher at St John Fisher and science teacher at St Mary's. Great man, always good for a laugh."

Craig O'Neil added: "He was my physics teacher, top bloke."

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