• 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 […]

  • The Staff Team, The Rowans AP Academy

    The whole staff team at The Rowans AP Academy won the Gold Plato for “Outstanding School Team of the Year” in October 2017. This award was after accepting a Silver Teaching Award in June to recognise ‘exceptional contribution to the teaching profession’. The team are exceptional and inspirational and won the award for their tireless […]

  • In the winners’ own words…

    “Without doubt my greatest achievement is being awarded the Pearson Teaching Award. There are rare moments in life where you wish that you could just put them in a little box and store the feelings of that time because you know that you will never experience that individual and unique feeling of appreciation ever again […]

  • Máire Thompson, Malone College

    The Teaching Awards experience was a wonderful opportunity for our whole school community. I  felt privileged to receive the Gold Award and it will definitely encourage me to continue on my learning journey, as I continue to strive to make a difference to the lives of young people. Máire Thompson, principal of Malone College in Belfast, Gold Plato […]