Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Jonathan Wharton

Sunderland College

The Award for FE Lecturer of the Year

Sunderland

In a short time as a lecturer at Sunderland College, on a fixed term maternity contract, Jonathan has transformed the lives of students and has motivated other staff to achieve the highest of expectations through his infectious passion, enthusiasm and dedication.

Jonathan is highly creative and constantly finding ways to inspire and engage students. He goes above and beyond in everything he does and the time he takes to track individual progress and develop talent is beyond expectations.

The wealth of extra-curricular activities Jonathan has developed shows his dedication to young people and the creative arts. For a newly qualified teacher, he has demonstrated that he does this vocation with passion and a motivation to improve others through education.