Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Leah Kemp

Birtenshaw School

The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School

Bolton, Lancashire

Leah goes the extra mile in everything she does for the vulnerable young people that she teaches. Her growth mindset and great energy allows the young people and colleagues around her to grow as a group and as individuals. Her effortless creativity is paramount to meeting the needs of pupils in this Merseyside school as well as the professional development of the staff she manages.

Even when facing challenging personal circumstances, Leah has continued to go above and beyond on a daily basis, never seeking recognition or reward. Colleagues single her out as ‘an absolute credit to the teaching profession…a shining star’.