Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Debbie Clay

Littlecoates Primary School

The Award for Teaching Assistant of the Year


Debbie is described as “the cornerstone” of her school and its learning community. All her energies are focussed on improving life chances for her pupils and she is an inspiration to all with whom she works. Her school is in an area facing many challenges and yet pupil performance is excellent, due in no small part to her boundless energy and commitment. Her school’s vision statement is “working together
to develop individuals with pride and aspirations” and Debbie is constant in her enthusiasm to inspire everyone towards achieving this aim.