Laura joined Baxter College Science Department 3 years ago, and in that time, she has had an exceptionally dynamic impact on students and colleagues alike. She recognised straight away that some students automatically rejected Chemistry, Physics and Biology and decided to do something dramatic to engage pupils who lacked initial interest. She introduced a range of vocational courses which have brought those subjects to life! Her vibrant, enthusiastic and child-centred approach has had transformational results. Not only has she helped her students to achieve good results, she has helped them believe in themselves and develop their confidence and self-esteem. She has been described as “inspirational” and her dedication, expertise, energy and creativity are admired by the whole school community. She is a very worthy winner of this prestigious Award.