Watch the moment Matthew King from Trinity St Peter's Primary School in Liverpool was surprised by Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle-Gellar live on BBC's The One Show for winning the award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School.

Could it be your school in 2024?

We know the North West is full of incredible educators who make a real difference to the lives of their pupils, and we would love to hear more about them. The Pearson National Teaching Awards 2024 are now open for entry, with 16 team and individual categories covering early years, schools and colleges. It’s free to enter and everyone who is nominated receives a certificate of recognition.

Education communities across the UK are recognised through our annual televised celebrations and prestigious awards ceremony. Enter now and you will be eligible for exclusive early bird offers, including feedback on your entry AND the chance to win 2 tickets to one of the 2024 celebratory events to meet and network with fellow educators.

  • Being nominated has a huge impact, not just on the winner, but on the wider community.
  • Award recognition can elevate your school’s reputation and increase opportunities to share good practice.
  • 16 individual and team categories covering early years, schools, and FE.

We are here to help so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or book a call and who knows – we might just be surprising your school or college this time next year!

The Early Years Team at Redgate Community Primary School

  • The Award for Early Years Team of the Year, (sponsored by the Department for Education)
  • The Early Years Team at Redgate Community Primary School
  • Liverpool, Merseyside

Wellfield Infant and Nursery School Early Years Team

  • The Award for Early Years Team of the Year, (sponsored by the Department for Education)
  • Early Years Team Wellfield Infant and Nursery School
  • Sale, Cheshire

Christan Upton

  • The Award for Unsung Hero
  • Tarleton Community Primary School
  • Preston, Lancashire

Bill Charnley

  • The Award for Unsung Hero
  • St Joseph's RC High School
  • Horwich, Bolton

Sarah Maile

  • The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School (sponsored by Nord Anglia Education)
  • Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College
  • Sandbach, Cheshire

Rebecca Murton

  • The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School, (sponsored by Randstad)
  • Castercliff Primary Academy
  • Nelson, Lancashire

Kira Redmond

  • The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School, (sponsored by Randstad)
  • St. Peter's C E Primary
  • Farnworth, Lancashire

Rebecca Spence

  • The Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year, (sponsored by the Department for Education)
  • West Kirby Residential School
  • West Kirby, Wirral

Neville Beischer

  • The Award for Lifetime Achievement, (sponsored by the Department for Education)
  • Wright Robinson College
  • Gorton, Greater Manchester

The Additional Learning Support (ALS) Team

  • The Award for FE Team of the Year (sponsored by the Department for Education)
  • The Oldham College
  • Oldham, Lancashire

Matthew Jessop

  • The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School
  • Crosthwaite CofE School
  • Kendal, Cumbria

Everton Football College

  • The Award for FE Team of the Year
  • Everton Football College
  • Liverpool

John Patterson

  • The Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • St Vincent's School - A Specialist School for Sensory Impairment and Other Needs
  • Liverpool, Merseyside

The Legacy Project Team

  • The Award for Impact through Partnership
  • Delph Side Community Primary School
  • Skelmersdale, Lancashire

Sharples School

  • The Award for Making a Difference - Secondary School of the Year
  • Sharples School
  • Bolton, Greater Manchester

Sue Higginson

  • The Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Wirral Met College
  • Birkenhead, Merseyside

The HEARTs Project Team

  • The Award for Impact through Partnership
  • The HEARTs project Team, Hope School
  • Liverpool, Merseyside

Jane Galbraith

  • The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School
  • Lathom High School
  • Wigan, Lancashire

The Essential Early Years Team

  • The Award for Early Years Team of the Year
  • Essential Early Years
  • Wirral, Merseyside

Alice Morphet

  • The Award for Excellence in Special Needs Education
  • Woodlands Primary School Nursery Class
  • Cheshire

Matthew King

  • The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School
  • Trinity St Peter's
  • Liverpool, Merseyside