Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Jane Nolan

Ormiston South Parade Academy

The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School

Grimsby, Lincolnshire

Jane is an inspirational leader who is committed to the ethos that disadvantage should not be a barrier to academic achievement. She has dedicated her career to working in some of the most deprived communities in the country and Ormiston South Parade (OSPA) hit gold in 2014 when Jane joined the academy in Grimsby for her first headship.

From the beginning, Jane lived and breathed the mantra ‘every child can succeed no matter what their starting points, no matter what their circumstances’, and she was right!

Within four years Jane has transformed OSPA and the academy’s outcomes in 2017, and 2018 were nothing short of outstanding!