• The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School
  • Haywood Academy
  • Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Some of Mike’s greatest attributes are his boundless energy, commitment to his students and his recognition of the value of the educative process in providing a better future for young people. He was specifically sought out by his head to be the key person to make the necessary improvement achievable, and he has made a major contribution to the on-going development and progress of the school in the relatively short time that he had been in post. He creates a friendly, demanding, and supportive learning environment and has brought a greater sense of relevance and purpose to the teaching of science and has worked hard with colleagues to instil core values and teaching strategies. It is obvious that Mike is a very popular teacher, with his students and with his colleagues. He is much admired and respected.