• The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School
  • Queen Katharine Academy
  • Silver Winners
  • 2023
  • Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

José is an outstanding MFL teacher and subject leader and has won the admiration of students and colleagues alike.  He gives his whole self to his role, and every year, through his infinite range of extra-curricular and curricular projects, he has developed a real love of learning (and even teaching!) among his students.   

José regularly supports language teachers across the country by freely sharing resources, expertise and helping to manage an EAL and Language Hub in Peterborough.  He works closely with outside organisations and other subjects in school to make learning exciting, and this is evident in his students’ consistently excellent outcomes. 

In this academy, Spanish is the department with the highest levels of progress across all key stages, and contrary to national MFL trends, it is one of the most popular subjects at GCSE and A-Level. Some of Jose’s most effective methods have been the introduction of authentic materials, including the study of an El Salvadoran film at Key Stage 3, and the incorporation of national MFL competitions into the curriculum.