• The Award for Unsung Hero
  • Howden School
  • Silver Winners
  • 2023
  • Goole, East Yorkshire

Having started here as a cover supervisor in 2013, Ryan has become an inspirational and invaluable member of the school community. After completing his degree whilst working full time, he turned down opportunities of employment elsewhere to stay here and make a meaningful impact. 

Ryan has gone on to inspire students and staff alike, both inside and outside of the classroom. Not only is he a highly successful English teacher, but his selfless actions have seen him take on many voluntary roles in hope of helping others. Mental Health Ambassador, Wellbeing Champion, LGBTQ+ Lead, Head of House, Sports Coach…the list goes on! 

Ryan’s most recent project has been to create and manage a new charity in support of Teenage Cancer Trust. When a former student passed away from cancer, Ryan supported the family, and ‘A Shining Light’ was created. The charity has since raised over £26,000 as well as raising awareness through a number of different projects and events.