• The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School
  • Morley Primary School
  • Ilkeston, Derbyshire

Tony is fair, quietly firm, lots of fun (he’s currently teaching the whole class to play the ukulele), an IT whizz, and hugely creative. Tony works constantly to improve his own practice, researching and trialling new ideas. Children come eagerly to lessons not knowing what to expect. Tony enables them to believe that they can succeed. He ensures that all pupils have the support they need, and both pupils and parents love him. Tony is open to challenge – especially from the children. His straightforward, honest, and supportive approach ensure that all buy in to his message and so consistency and aspirational teaching is assured. Tony gets results, not just academic, but in the way children take on learning and push themselves. Tony inspires his colleagues to dream, and to achieve their dreams.