• The Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Balcarras School
  • 2020
  • Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Balcarras School has been rated Outstanding in its last three Ofsted inspections, in large part due to Tony’s contribution as Head of Drama. Tony takes a particular interest in helping students stage elaborate performances, including one that an experienced Ofsted inspector claimed to be “flawless”. This has led to scores of pupils leaving school to take up careers in theatre and film.

A dedicated and inspirational teacher with a passion for the performing arts, Tony has transformed and brightened the lives of countless children. His collegiate, caring and inclusive vision diffuses through to the entire curriculum. He challenges children to reach out and achieve standards that they and their parents would barely have believed possible.