The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners

Cinzia Imbriano

Green Ridge Primary Academy

The Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Cinzia has only been at Green Ridge Primary Academy for six months. Over that time, she has made an incredible start to her teaching career. Green Ridge Primary Academy is currently based in a porta cabin on a building site in the middle of a housing estate, which includes social housing.

The school only opened in September 2017 when Cinzia joined, with only two classes in Reception and one in Key Stage One, which Cinzia teaches now. The mix of thirty students in her class have all come from over twenty different schools, with a mass of different needs, meaning her lesson plans have to be specifically tailored to individual needs to ensure all students make progress.

Cinzia’s work has not gone unnoticed by parents, who have commented that they could not have hoped ‘for a better experience for their children’.