Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

George Croxford

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy

The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School

Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire

George Croxford has been teaching for over 30 years,with 20 years in Senior Leadership. Before moving to Royal Wootton Bassett Academy he was an AHT in Weston Super Mare, then DHT and Headteacher in Bristol. George has been Headteacher at RWBA since January 2010 and the school has had two Outstanding in every category Ofsted inspections since then. The school became a Teaching School and a National Support School in 2013.

As a National Leader in Education, George has led the support of three secondary schools out of Special Measures to Good in 18 months. He has also led the support of two primary schools from RI to good.

George believes education provision should be exceptional, positive, fun and outstanding with the aim of building global centres of learning in local communities.