Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Neil Tobin

Northampton College

The Award for FE Lecturer of the Year

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Neil has worked at Northampton College for 10 years and is described by many of his students as the ‘the best teacher they have ever had’. Neil is described as “an inspiration for students and colleagues alike.” Neil prides himself on helping students in and out of the classroom and spends hours of his own time securing prestigious work placements and supporting those who wish to go university. He utilises his exceptional links with employers to help secure job opportunities for his students, who have taken to social media in their hundreds to praise the teacher. Feedback posted on Facebook and Twitter included words of thanks, with many students crediting Neil with helping their dreams of a career in engineering to come true.