Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Natalie Wilsher

The Gryphon School

The Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year

Sherborne, Dorset

Natalie brings huge energy, enthusiasm and inclusivity to her role as a music teacher in this Dorset secondary school. Her lively and purposeful lessons cover a range of musical genres designed to interest and give confidence to students of all musical abilities.

Natalie gets results; since she joined the school, the value added for GCSE and A level Music has increased significantly.

She always goes the extra mile, and is involved in several extra-curricular music and drama clubs as well as running the choir, which under her care has increased from 20 to more than 70 students.