Zoe Leyland
  • The Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year
  • Summerseat Methodist Primary School
  • Bury, Lancashire

Zoe has been fundamental in reshaping the school, bringing her enthusiasm, passion and dedication into school and is a fantastic teacher. She is not only keen to learn, but constantly pushes herself and others, is the first to put her hand up to take responsibility, and has even taken a lead on mathematics. 

Children in her class make excellent progress – but most of all they have fun. Zoe inspires a love of learning by always going the extra mile, and her impact has been palpable in her own classroom and across school more widely.