Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

David Blow

The Ashcombe School

The Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dorking, Surrey

David’s career of 43 years has been in secondary education and in that time he has done everything possible to offer a wide and inclusive experience for the benefit of students at The Ashcombe School in Dorking, Surrey, where he has been Headteacher for 13 years.

His influence on educational opportunities and outcomes for young people has been immense and he is hugely respected locally and nationally for his generosity and time given to support education professionals across all phases.

His calm and caring compassion coupled with a razor sharp analytical mind and the ability to grasp challenges and find solutions have made him, according to colleagues, ‘a truly remarkable leader’.