2014 Winners

  • Hospitality and Catering Team - Selby College - The Award for FE Team of the Year

    Hospitality and Catering Team, Selby College

    The Selby College Hospitality and Catering team were facing a daunting set of challenges in 2010, all of which had led to declining student enrolments. However, new manager, Adrian Dawes, arrived in September 2010. He had a simple vision: to make his department the best in the country, educating students to the highest of standards […]

  • Arts Faculty - Sandringham School - The Award for Outstanding School Team of the Year

    The Arts Faculty, Sandringham School

    The Arts Faculty at Sandringham School consists of an outstanding team delivering Music, Music Technology, Drama, Dance, Fine Art, Photography and Textiles to the highest level, making Sandringham School a centre of excellence in the arts. This winning team is in no doubt as to the tremendous benefits that creativity offers young people, not just […]

  • Kilgarth School - The Award for Outstanding School Team of the Year

    School Team, Kilgarth School

    The School Team at Kilgarth comprises an inspirational group of professionals who dedicate their careers to supporting the vulnerable young people in their care. The Headteacher said, “I feel honoured to work with such a successful, passionate, determined and committed team of professionals” Pearson Teaching Award judges said, “this school is a beacon of excellence, […]

  • Coleg Y Cymoedd  and Wayne David MP

    The Engineering Team, Coleg Y Cymoedd

    This Award winning Engineering team comprises 24 staff with a range of exceptional expertise in aeronautical, electrical and mechanical engineering; their team is united in their clear vision, “to be the best provider of engineering apprenticeship training in Wales”.There are currently 152 full time learners and 194 part time learners enrolled on Engineering programmes ranging […]

  • Moat House - The Award for Outstanding School Team of the Year

    School Team, Moat House

    Moat House School provides a welcoming and nurturing environment in which pupils and their babies can thrive. The unit exists to make sure that young parents are not disadvantaged by their pregnancy, and will go on to fulfil their aspirations in the future, whatever they might be. Pupils are given every possible opportunity to complete […]

  • Joe Abdulgani - Weston College - The Award for FE Lecturer of the Year

    Joe Abdulgani, Weston College

    Joe is a highly gifted inspirational Computing Lecturer who develops outstanding opportunities for learning. His enthusiasm and passion for his subject, together with his innovative teaching and learning strategies, ensures that learners are always highly engaged in his sessions. Since joining the computing department three years ago, Joe has bought fresh new ideas into his […]

  • John Andrews - Featherstone High School - The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School

    John Andrews, Featherstone High School

    John was nominated for his Award by no fewer than 6 of his grateful students one of whom said “I just want to thank you for being awesome! He has been a dedicated and passionate teacher of health and social care at Featherstone High School since 2006 and in that time has made a transformational […]

  • Benedick Ashmore-Short - Hamford Primary Academy - The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School

    Benedick Ashmore-Short, Hamford Primary Academy

    Benedick Ashmore-Short is an inspirational and exceptional leader, who motivates and supports all staff and pupils to reach their full potential. Since joining the school, he has transformed Hamford Primary Academy in just four terms from being a school in Special Measures to a thriving, innovative and dynamic academy. So much so, that a recent […]

  • Daniel Breen - Bowland High School - The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School

    Danny Breen, Bowland High School

    Daniel was nominated for his Award by 4 of his appreciative students, one of whom wrote, “he is the best teacher ever!!!! I would not have passed Biology without him, we could do with him teaching us for every lesson.” Daniel has been an exceptional Science teacher at Bowland High School since 1998, where he […]

  • James Brookes - Sherburn High School - The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School

    James Brookes, Sherburn High School

    James Brookes is quite simply an inspiration! He is an outstanding teacher; dedicated to his students an exceptional coach and role model and a supportive colleague. When he arrived at Sherburn High School, Mathematics was an extremely unpopular subject. It is now enjoyed by virtually every student and James has played a massive part in […]