Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

José Picardo

Surbiton High School

The Award for Outstanding Use of Technology in Education


José has always had a passion for the endless possibilities around technology in teaching, so much
so that he took a Master’s Degree in ICT and Education. Now, as Assistant Principal of Digital Strategy,
technology and digital tools are second nature at his school. All teachers use technology to add
value to their lessons, aid teaching and maximise learning time and this, in turn, has encouraged more
creative and effective teaching. Students and colleagues benefit from this rich technical learning
environment; on top of which, from extra-curricular interests in astronomy to music, sport and
languages, every aspect of school life can easily be accessed on-line.