Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Jane Woo

Christ's College

The Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year

Finchley, London

Jane is a motivated and inspirational member of the Christ’s College Finchley team who has singlehandedly launched Mandarin as a new foreign language, alongside teaching outstanding French and STEM lessons. Prior to introducing Mandarin at CCF, Jane led an action-research project looking into teaching Chinese characters and delivered training at nationwide teaching forums, highlighting her dedication and enthusiasm to the subject.

Jane has recently been selected by the Institute of Education to teach and film a model lesson as part of a teacher-training video for PGCE Mandarin students, a huge achievement after only four months of Mandarin and a credit to Jane’s hard work. Jane has really hit the ground running in every aspect of her teaching career and has a very bright future ahead of her.