Four of the capital’s educators and schools have been announced as gold award winners for their dedication to students at last night’s Pearson National Teaching Awards, considered the ‘Oscars’ of the teaching profession.

The four London teachers and schools were nominated and selected as gold award winners amongst thousands of nominees based on their inspirational teaching, contributions to their school and community, and influence among colleagues, as assessed by judges.

Zac Moxon, the Chiswick-based winner of the Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year, was recognised for inspiring students through music. In his role as Head of Music at Chiswick School, Zac has formed a choir, helped students record an album, and created venue and community partnerships for the school’s steelpan and band groups, boosting GCSE music enrollment by 50%.

The Performing Arts Department at HRUC Uxbridge College received the Award for Further Education Team of the Year. With its team containing many professional performers, musicians and composers, the department has nurtured its students to excellence by mirroring professional industry standards. Students often graduate to West End roles and entertainment careers.

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