Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Fiona Dudley

York Steiner School

The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School


Known for her limitless enthusiasm and good humour, Fiona generates an engaging energy within the
classroom, encouraging the children to be self-motivated learners in all aspects of the curriculum. Her creativity produces a stream of innovative ideas for introducing new material and lessons are thoughtfully planned to provide activities which maintain attention and interest, allowing her to adapt her teaching methods according to the varying needs of the children. As one child commented, “we just got to play today”, whereas in fact they had been introduced to a new concept in learning about fractions!