Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

James Horwood

Fourfields Primary School

The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Having overcome his own learning issues with dyslexia, James understands what motivates and what will engage even the hardest to reach learners and works relentlessly to make sure that our children don’t receive the same experiences as he did that could have so easily turned him off education for life. In fact he fought against this and against the odds has become an inspirational and dedicated teacher.

James lives by the school ethos of SHINE, ensuring children are Successful, Inspired, Happy, Nurtured and Excited. No day is the same for the children in his care and he is committed to innovation so that children can learn in an engaging and stimulating environment that will prepare them for life in a fast-paced 21st Century world.