• The Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year
  • Sacred Heart RC Primary School
  • Westhoughton, Bolton

After completing a QTS degree in Primary English with SEND in 2016 and undertaking his NQT year at a Wigan primary academy, Connor joined the ‘mission team’ at Sacred Heart RC Primary School in Bolton in 2017, teaching Y5 and leading Computing and History. He is also a staff governor.

His passion for restoring classic cars has influenced his work in school, leading developments in STEaM and innovation in a range of areas.

He runs an engineering club which has designed and made a robotic zoo, and an award-winning coded marble run.

He is currently engaged with cohort 5 of the Catholic Middle Leadership Programme, his leadership project focused on developing digital literacy throughout the school and beyond.

He is viewed by colleagues as a potential leader in the changing landscape of Catholic education.

Media coverage

National Teaching Awards: Bolton’s Connor Goulding named most outstanding new teacher (from The Bolton News)

Revealed: The winners of the 2019 Pearson Teaching Awards (from Schools Week)

Mr Goulding gets gold as he’s named Most Outstanding New Teacher (Diocese of Salford)

UK’s best and brightest teachers honoured at prestigious awards ceremony (from Relocate Magazine)