Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Lynsey Wangiel

Deighton Primary School

The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School

Tredegar, Wales

Lynsey is described by her Headteacher as “inspirational in all that she does”, and “an absolute credit to her profession. She is one of the most positive, dedicated and accomplished teachers I have had the honour of working with.”

Lynsey has worked in many challenging settings in her career and always maintains high expectations of the children at every turn. She also builds bridges to the wider community with her passion for improvement of a child’s life chances and her boundless energy. She constantly strives to improve herself and takes colleagues with her on her learning journeys.

Lynsey’s impact on the people she leads and works alongside cannot be underestimated and she is the personification of excellence in the new Welsh education system.