Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Abigail Ludlow

Pool Academy

The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School


Abigail is an exceptional Teacher of English. Her compelling lessons and her engaging teaching style inspire her students with a love of literature that will stay with them for a lifetime.
As a result, student outcomes are outstanding. Her classroom is a vibrant setting in which to cultivate
in young people a love of learning. She operates an “open classroom” so that colleagues can observe her own teaching and works collaboratively with colleagues throughout the school. As well as having high expectations of students, she has high expectations of herself and has recently completed her National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL).