The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners


On Sunday 22nd October 2017, 56 Pearson Teaching Awards Silver winners attended a glittering awards ceremony at The East Wintergarden, London, where the winners of the prestigious Gold Plato Awards were revealed. The ceremony, hosted by BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty with Countryfile’s Sean Fletcher, was broadcast on BBC TWO as Britain’s Classroom Heroes to honour exceptional teaching professionals from across the UK. Watch the show here (tissues at the ready,there are some tear-jerker moments!):


Watch the 2016 broadcast of the UK Pearson Teaching Awards ceremony held at the London Guildhall and broadcast on October 30th 2 16. The host was Hugh Dennis.

 Below are clips from the 2016 Awards to get a glimpse of  what it’s like to be a Teaching Award Gold Winner.


Teacher of the Year in a Primary School 2016:

Strictly’s Brendan Cole paid a visit to Jashu Vekaria of Uxendon Manor Primary and presented The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School 2016

The Award for Excellence in Special Needs Education 2016

Timothy West surprises Richard Brown of Cricket Green School with The Award for Excellence in Special Needs Education 2016


The Award for FE Lecturer of the Year 2016

Michael Butcher of Pembrokeshire College

The Award for Lifetime Achievement 2016

Alison Steadman reveals the winner of The Award for  Lifetime Achievement 2016 – Jane English of Paignton Community & Sports Academy

Watch Britain’s Classroom Heroes 2015

 Watch Britain’s Classroom Heroes 2014

You can also watch highlights from Awards Ceremonies past: