Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Nicola Fredrickson

St Helen's Primary School

The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School

Sandfields, Swansea

Nicola has given her entire career to the children of St. Helen’s Primary. During these 22 years, her enthusiasm and passion have remained undiminished. Her impact on the academic progress of the children of St. Helen’s has been inspirational, taking the school from being one of chronic under attendance and achievement to one recognised by Estyn as ‘Excellent’.

Helen has continually led from the front and been an inspiration not only to generations of children and their families but her colleagues too. Her enthusiasm, energy levels and commitment know no bounds. She has an extremely strong moral compass and an unshakeable belief in social justice. She has been an excellent role model to the children and shown that education is the key to achievement in life.