Iraj is described as “a man on a mission to make everyone understand maths!” His career is dedicated to helping his students discover the beauty of maths and to understand its relevance to everyday life. His work to achieve his mission at Alexandra Park School has gained him the universal respect and support of colleagues, students and parents alike. His work is characterised by the way in which he has pursued and continues to pursue with rigour, imagination, diplomacy, humour and persistence his belief that there is a mathematician waiting to be ‘sprung’ from the heart and mind of every student, the word ‘outstanding’ exemplifies Iraj Felfeli’s behaviour and teaching.