• Scott Austin

    Scott is an Advanced Practitioner and Plumbing Lecturer described by colleagues as “an inspiration to learners.” He regularly develops pioneering new technology applications to benefit his students and continually reviews his own performance to ensure that they achieve the best outcomes possible. Some of his students experience pronounced barriers to learning and he strives to […]

  • Sarah Allen

    Sarah is described by colleagues as, “an inspirational teacher of rare talent”. She is Head of Drama at her school and her passion for her subject is exceptional. She is at the heart of school productions which have now become important fixtures in the school calendar. Recognised by the staff as a truly outstanding teacher, […]

  • Mike Abel

    Mike is Curriculum Leader and Tutor for Carpentry and Joinery at his College where he has developed an innovative and comprehensive range of digital support and learning tools. He began this Digital Literacy project by making films to illustrate tasks clearly and make theory more interesting, however the project soon grew! Now his films are […]

  • The English Department

    This English department is a hugely successful team whose practice has transformed the lives and opportunities of most, if not all the children who pass through the academy. They have a real ‘can-do’ attitude coupled with boundless energy and a positive approach to trying new approaches in the quest to tailor learning to meet the […]

  • The Staff Team

    Reach is a Pupil Referral Unit whose role is to support young people of secondary age who are experiencing great difficulties in their home or school and have been permanently excluded from mainstream education. Students have undergone often traumatic experiences before coming to Reach. They arrive angry, disillusioned with life and school, with few aspirations […]

  • Sharon Wilson

    Sharon has led an outstanding Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) for more than 30 years. During this time, she has contributed to the growth in size, success and reputation of the unit. Starting from a small tuition service based in a local Primary School, she has led the development of the organisation to a large PRU […]

  • The Teaching and Learning Team, Churchill Community College

    Churchill Community College is a mixed 11-18 Comprehensive School located in North Tyneside which, in recent years, has made huge strides in terms of the impact of teaching and learning upon student progress. The staff believe whole-heartedly that their students deserve the very best and that nothing less is good enough. The work of a […]

  • The Skills for Learning Team, The King’s School

    The S4L team is a diverse mix of people but whose skills, abilities and attributes complement each other so that each and every student at the King’s School receives the individualised care and support they need. The team is led by Paula Farrand who has created and inspired a team that is lively, insightful and totally committed […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

    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

    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 […]