Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Lorraine Pemberton

Great Bentley Primary Schools

The Award for Teaching Assistant of the Year

Colchester, Essex

Lorraine began as a parent helper in 2003 and worked her way from class LSA to HLTA. Her more recent roles include leading STEM and supporting cluster based training in this area and is currently the DT subject leader.

Lorraine has always given 100 percent commitment to all she does. This is reflected in the stimulating STEM activities that are looked forward to each week by children from all primary key stages.

Following training in First Aid in Mental Health Lorraine has also successfully linked implicit conversations about emotions and strategies to help cope with anxiety woven into the STEM based activities in the school wellbeing hub. She is a dedicated team member who has been instrumental in the progression of leadership at all levels.