Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Charlotte Grace

Outwood Academy Shafton

The Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Charlotte Grace is a truly exceptional new teacher. She is well-liked and well-respected by all members of her community. As well as being an outstanding young teacher of Physics, she has made a superb start to her leadership career by voluntarily taking on additional responsibility for STEM and enrichment across the entire curriculum.

Each night, hundreds of students stay behind to engage with the wide and varied programme she has coordinated across the academy and this massively enriches their experience of school. Charlotte has singlehandedly transformed the chances for some of her most disadvantaged and vulnerable students through her STEM work. She is an absolute credit to the teaching profession