• The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School
  • Ernesettle Community School
  • Silver Winners
  • 2023
  • Plymouth, Devon

Staff, children, community and governors here appreciate Chelsea’s vocational and enthusiastic approach. They describe her as humble and full of compassion, personifying everything it takes to work in the most challenges circumstances.  

As Physical Education Lead across the local Trust, Chelsea has researched and invested time into curriculum principles to ensure that the school offers engaging, innovative education built on first-hand experiences.  She prioritises countless small interactions, discussions and individual moments so that pupils feel a sense of belonging.  

She qualified in 2015 and is trained in special needs diagnosis and research-led pedagogy. She has taken an active role in learning from other professionals to better her own teaching and leadership practice, and has taken lead roles within curriculum subjects, developed and evaluated a whole school strategy to support all young people to live healthy, active lives. As well as supporting curriculum design and implementation, she also manages educational trips and visits.  

In 2021, Chelsea was recognised by the Plymouth Herald newspaper as one of Plymouth’s favourite teachers who have gone ‘above and beyond’.