Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Matt Murphy

Stone Soup Academy

The Award for Digital Innovator of the Year

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Matt became a teacher since 2009 through the Graduate Training Programme scheme after a decade working with young people in the youth and community sectors.

Having first worked in mainstream education, he now works at this Outstanding (Ofsted 2019) Alternative Provision school in Nottingham, whose aim is to ensure that students who fail to thrive in a mainstream school environment have a genuine educational alternative.

Matt is committed to inclusive education and is proud of the part he and the Stone Soup Academy team have played in making a difference in the lives of young people and in embedding technology throughout the curriculum.

He is passionate about sharing the transformative nature of education technology with colleagues. According to them, Matt exemplifies the Academy strapline ‘Creating Unimagined Futures’ every day in his classroom and across the Academy.