Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Karen Hefford

Twynham School

The Award for Teaching Assistant of the Year

Christchurch, Dorset

Karen is totally committed to serving young people through the many facets of her role as a Teaching Assistant at Twynham School. She has an incredible talent for art and seeks to engage students in using creative solutions to difficult situations.

With integrity and professionalism, Karen not only supports children to make excellent progress in the classroom but through mentoring, art therapy and in numerous other ways.

Karen is valued and respected by students and colleagues alike and brings stability and positivity to every situation. Her contributions to school and enriching the lives of young people are priceless.