Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Christopher Mattley

William Farr C of E Comprehensive School

The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School


Christopher is described by his Deputy Head as “a one-of-akind teacher”. His students have
enormous respect for him and for his subject, Geography. He merges humour and enthusiasm
to create fascinating lessons that engage every student. His drive and passion for teaching and learning
permeates the whole school and his work in extra-curricular areas helps create a first class experience that supports young people preparing for life beyond school. For many, his compelling lessons are the
reason that they have chosen to go on to study his subject at University and his inspiring work will therefore be present throughout their lives.