Ute Steenkamp
  • The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School
  • The Gateway Academy
  • Tilbury, Essex

Ute is undoubtedly one of the most passionate, fun and inspiring teachers of our generation. She works relentlessly hard both within her own classroom and around the Academy to create a nurturing environment which is caring, yet challenging, to ensure that all students are developing as high achieving and fulfilled members of society.   

In addition to being an outstanding teacher, Ute is a fantastic Pastoral Leader.  She always has time for every student whatever their problem – large or small, teaching related or not. Ute regularly collects for the local food bank, sends messages to the local care centres and arranges themed community events for students.