Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Diane Martin

St Anne's Church Academy

The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School


Di is an exceptional classroom teacher and SEND leader known for curating an imaginative learning environment full of provocations, and for making ‘a significant difference’. Her commitment to the development of every child in this Somerset school stretches far beyond those in her classroom.

She works tirelessly with children, parents, teachers, support staff and outside agencies to ensure that every child makes progress in their learning journeys and feels supported and encouraged to become happy, confident, successful individuals.