Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Jay Bradley

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi

The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School

Liverpool, Merseyside

Mr Bradley has made a huge and immeasurable impact on the community at The Academy of St Francis of Assisi. Since joining us in 2014, music results have improved from 14% A*-C to above the national average. He inspires both the students and the staff through his love and passion for music.

Many students at ASFA do not speak English when they arrive as refugees and asylum seekers. However, Mr Bradley uses the medium of music to welcome these students into our community.

His impact on whole school culture has been phenomenal. Music is a regular centre piece during acts of collective worship, during whole school assemblies and during community events. Mr Bradley is a true professional with students always at the heart of everything that he does!