Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Matthew Hudson

Oaklands Primary School

The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School

Welwyn, Hertfordshire

Matt has worked at Oaklands Primary School since September 2014.  Throughout his career Matt has used his sometimes unorthodox approach and profound sense of humour, to motivate pupils, parents and staff alike. His relentless loyalty and enthusiasm for innovative ideas sets him apart and makes him hugely popular.

Matt’s passion is infectious and from nurturing new members of staff to bringing out the confidence of the quietest members of his class, Matt never fails to get results whilst making those around him feel valued.

He is caring and warm and will give his time endlessly to help the entire school community; stretching the team to push for excellence in teaching and learning through accreditations or following up on the academic attainment of pupils needing stretch, challenge or a boost. He is committed, passionate and a fantastic ambassador for the teaching profession.