Cinzia Imbriano
  • The Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year
  • Green Ridge Primary Academy
  • Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Cinzia has only been at Green Ridge Primary Academy for six months. Over that time, she has made an incredible start to her teaching career. Green Ridge Primary Academy is currently based in a porta cabin on a building site in the middle of a housing estate, which includes social housing.

The school only opened in September 2017 when Cinzia joined, with only two classes in Reception and one in Key Stage One, which Cinzia teaches now. The mix of thirty students in her class have all come from over twenty different schools, with a mass of different needs, meaning her lesson plans have to be specifically tailored to individual needs to ensure all students make progress.

Cinzia’s work has not gone unnoticed by parents, who have commented that they could not have hoped ‘for a better experience for their children’.


Watch Cinzia interviewed on Sky News

Revealed: The winners of the 2018 Pearson Teaching Awards (from SchoolsWeek)

Pearson Teaching Awards reveals 2018 winners (BBC)

Read Cinzia’s story on Twinkl’s Education Blog

Celebrations as Aylesbury teacher wins national award (from Mix 96)

Aylesbury teacher wins national best new teacher award at star-studded ceremony  (from the Buckingham Advertiser)

Enter someone for the 2019 award here.