Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

James Poynter

Clacton County High School

The Award for Teaching Assistant of the Year

Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

James Poynter has been a member of the design & technology department for the past 20 years. James’ role has seen him support many areas within the school. As well as supporting the D&T department, he has worked within the photography department training students on the use of the dark room.

James has worked on many school productions building sets and making props. Over recent years James has seen his work move more into the area of STEM where he has gained great acclaim for his work with students on their formula 24 racing car project.

James is an outstanding member of the team who is selfless and hardworking and goes above and beyond what is expected of him.