Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Helen Reddy

Ivybridge Community College

The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School

Ivybridge, Devon

Helen Reddy is a qualified PE teacher and head of performing arts at Ivybridge Community College, in charge of GCSE dance, and head of the Gymnastics Academy. Helen’s passion for performing arts subjects is infectious and she enthuses students to develop a love of their subjects, making learning enjoyable. With a huge emphasis on impact and increasing the number of boys and girls benefitting from performing arts subjects and physical activity,

Helen specialises in ensuring all students can get involved in something they enjoy. She has created and directed the College’s annual Performing Arts Show for the past 14 years, which has seen 5,000+ students performing to sell-out audiences. Her school gymnastics team is also among the most successful in the country, winning more than 15 plus national titles under her guidance.