• Andy Bell

    Winner, Teacher of the Year in a Primary School, 2007

    “I have always wanted to do my best as a teacher and so receiving the award was an enormous encouragement to keep doing what I do.” Andy Bell Winner, Teacher Of The Year In A Primary School, 2007 now Deputy Headteacher at The Meadows Primary School in Lincoln ON WINNING Winning the award was one […]

  • Tony Maxwell

    Winner, the Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2003

    “I couldn’t believe that this fantastic occasion was being organised to celebrate the quality of teachers who worked so hard and with such commitment, in our schools. I was humbled by the occasion. I was so proud of my profession.” Tony Maxwell, the Award for Lifetime Achievement Award 2003 Former Headteacher, St Michael’s Roman Catholic […]

  • Benedick Ashmore-Short

    Winner, Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School, 2014

    “Winning the award literally transformed my life and boosted the recognition of the teaching profession” Benedick Ashmore-Short The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School 2014 now Executive Director of Education, Astrea Academy Trust ON WINNING I won the award after just two years as headteacher in a primary school which I’d […]

  • Sue Williamson

    Sue began her working life as an administrator in the NHS.  She had wanted to become a teacher, but was advised by her teachers not to do it! She studied for her BA (Hons) in Humanities (English and History) whilst continuing to work in the NHS, and went on to study for the PGCE (History) […]

  • Sir Alan Steer

    Sir Alan was head teacher of Seven Kings High School, Ilford, from 1985-2008. He was Secondary Education Advisor for the Department for Children, Schools and Families from 2005-10, and chaired a review of Behaviour in Schools and Associated Issues. Sir Alan is former pro-director of the Institute of Education, University of London. He is a Council member […]

  • Liz Quinn

    Liz is a former winner of the Headteacher of the Year Award. Liz joined Stourport High as an assistant head teacher in 1994, and was appointed as head teacher in 2000. In 2009, OFSTED awarded the school an “outstanding” status. The school gained academy status in 2011, which saw Miss Quinn become principal, followed by […]

  • Steve Munby

    Steve was previously CEO of Education Development Trust. Before that, Steve was chief executive of the National College of School Leadership and director of education in Knowsley, Merseyside, and was awarded Commander of the British Empire for his services to leadership in schools and children’s services. Steve is now a consultant/speaker on leadership and system […]

  • Christine Gilbert

    Christine is chair of Future First, and leads the board and supports the senior leadership team to ensure Future First has maximum impact on schools and colleges across the country. Christine is probably best known for her role as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector at Ofsted. However, she has also been a teacher, headteacher, director of […]

  • Geoff Barton

    Geoff studied English and Linguistics at the University of Lancaster, then trained to teach at Leicester University. From 2002 to 2017 he was headteacher of King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds, a comprehensive school of 1650 students. He is a Founding Fellow of the English Association and writes for a range of newspapers and […]

  • Simon Barrow

    Simon’s first big insight into what he wanted to do came when, aged 21, doing a long vacation job on a Price Waterhouse cost control project in a Brooklyn NY brewery, the assignment ended with a week of his contract still to run. The brewery sent him to their advertising agency BBDO on Madison Avenue. […]

  • Simon Bayliss, Oxford Spires Academy

    I won the award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year in 2015. I was nominated by my Principal in my first 6 months of teaching. As a new teacher, I had thrown myself into the role of a teacher within my school, both as a teacher of science and as a form tutor. Before […]

  • Raphael Heath, The Royal High School Bath

    I won a Silver Award for Excellence in the use of Technology in Education in 2016. As technology has advanced over the last decade there have been a wealth of opportunities for teachers to use this to enhance our teaching. I made an effort to keep up to date with a range of tools that […]

  • Andy Hodgkinson, Sweyne Park School

    I received the Secondary Headteacher of the Year Award in 2014. I was nominated by our Chair of Governors, and the assessors noted the work I had done to open the first Sixth Form for the town of Rayleigh, and the other work I had done behind the scenes, by way of schoolto-school support. I […]

  • Sue Jay, Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School

    Being an Award Winner is very fresh for me, as I was a 2017 winner. It is probably only now that I can truly begin to reflect on the whole experience. I honestly had no idea how many people it would affect. Many of them I knew already, but others searched on the internet to […]

  • Nathan Tills, Stoke Damerel Community College

    The Teaching Awards is an amazing way to recognise and celebrate the work of many inspirational educational staff member whether it’s in a mainstream or specialist school. I was honoured to find out that I had been nominated in 2016 for Teaching Assistant of the Year by my fellow colleagues and students. The journey was […]