Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Aaron Meredith

Ernesettle Community School

The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School

Plymouth, Devon

Aaron Meredith is held as an inspiration to the children, staff, governors and stakeholders he leads. He is a strong role model,  described by his pupils as ‘smart’ and ‘a man of manners’; he’s even been known to slide fully suited and booted down a muddy water slide for the enjoyment of the children!

Aaron is seen by colleagues as selfless in the pursuit of transforming the life chances of the children and the community.  When he started, the Plymouth school was in Special Measures. His team are proud of his commitment to improving life chances, often making personal sacrifices to do so.