Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Nicola Manning

One Sixth Form College

The Award for FE Lecturer of the Year

Ipswich, Suffolk

Since joining Ipswich’s ONE sixth form college in 2010, Nicky has shown unwavering commitment to her students in A-level Biology, supporting them not only academically but also emotionally by gaining their trust to give advice on issues outside of college, as well as progression options following their time at ONE.

She works with bespoke groups of students every lunchtime and regularly gives up a substantial amount of her own time after school and during the holidays to ensure they develop their subject knowledge and confidence.

Her holistic approach to student support, remarkable subject knowledge and inspirational teaching have resulted in cohorts of Biology students attaining 25% above the national average in the A*-C category for two consecutive years (ALPS 2) and progressing to many high tariff universities and degree courses of their choice.

She is also the school’s UCAS coordinator.