Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Laura McCloskey

Sperrin College

The Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year

Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry

Laura has worked in Sperrin College for almost a year and has rejuvenated the Drama Department with her talent, enthusiasm and total dedication to the children.

Her passion and commitment to instilling a love of learning in her pupils is inspiring for everyone in the Sperrin community. Her lessons motivate and stimulate the pupils to take risks for their own learning.

Laura encourages her pupils with her reassuring ‘have a go’ attitude and uses humour and empathy in well structured, well planned and professionally delivered lessons. She is creative, imaginative and is loved by everyone whom she teaches.