Ryan Walters
  • The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School
  • Ernesettle Community School
  • Plymouth, Devon

Ryan is a caring, inspirational, and creative teacher who puts his all into the role. His passion for teaching some of the most deprived children in the country is clear to see, and he is adored by the entire school community. He started at the school as a Teaching and Learning Assistant before qualifying as a teacher, and quickly established himself as a key member of the teaching staff. 

All children in his class make at least expected progress, with many achieving far better. He consistently sets high standards for pupils who thrive both academically and socially. He goes out of his way to establish strong relationships with his pupils’ families, ensuring they work together as a team for their child’s development.