• The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School
  • Ursuline Academy Ilford
  • Ilford, Essex

Edna Reilly has been at Ursuline for 12 years. She is passionate about her subject and goes the extra mile to ensure her students achieve the highest possible standards. Her classroom is a creative environment where girls are encouraged to learn, to lead and to aspire to make a difference.

A fantastic role model for girls, she has inspired many to pursue a career in STEM. Edna is ingenious in making a small budget go a long way; she is resourceful and can literally make something out of nothing, using materials others would throw away. She is committed to sustainability and promotes this with students.

She has boundless energy, is dedicated, enthusiastic and thrives on a challenge. The school is immensely proud of her and incredibly grateful for her contribution to the school.