Pearson National Teaching Awards

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Chris Smith

Grange Academy

The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School

East Ayrshire, Scotland

Chris Smith is a maths teacher at Grange Academy and has had a huge impact on the learning of the subject within the school. Chris played a major role in helping develop the Scottish Enterprising Maths National Final, which is held annually at the Glasgow Science Centre and offers a day of maths based competition for more than 250 pupils from across Scotland. He has been instrumental in ensuring that students from every local authority get the opportunity to participate.

Chris also developed the hugely successful “Maths wi’ nae limits” competition as part of Scottish National Maths Week. He has also produced a weekly maths newsletter full of facts, teaching ideas and puzzles for more than 2400 readers. Chris gives generously of his time to both Maths teaching within school and locally and nationally in Scotland, making him a worthy winner of this award.