• The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School
  • Samuel Ryder Academy
  • 2020
  • St Albans, Hertfordshire

Matt Gauthier has created a truly technologically innovative school that serves its community, an environment where students can achieve more than they ever thought possible. He is also known for his dedication and enthusiasm for providing training and development of all staff to embed and serve the students across the school.

Matt’s vision and drive has transformed the school from inadequate and unpopular in the local community to exceptional, with OFSTED recognising the leadership as Outstanding and the school being consistently oversubscribed. Additionally, his innovative approach to the use of new technology has resulted in the school being recognised, globally, as and Apple Distinguished School and the Regional Training Centre for Apple.