Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Ashley Lewis

The Morley Academy

The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Ashley is an outstanding leader and an inspirational teacher. He establishes incredible relationships with young people; his passion for history is infectious and through high quality teaching, he creates a learning environment, which is conducive to outstanding progress.

Ashley understands the importance of progress for students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and consequently a number of students, who are in receipt of pupil-premium funding, study history at GCSE, A-Level and beyond.

As a leader, Ashley has generated a culture of high challenge and high support; colleagues are empowered to contribute positively and effectively to an outstanding department, which contributes significantly to the wider success of the academy.