The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners

Romayne Charles

Higham Lane School

The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School

Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Miss Charles is Subject Leader for Social Sciences at Higham Lane School, and has been teaching there for the last seven and a half years.

She has been described as ‘an enthusiastic, inspirational teacher with the highest expectations whose excellence in teaching and learning achieves outstanding results across her several subjects’. So much so, that staff have even moved schools to join Romayne at Higham Lane to be able to work with her.

Respected highly amongst pupils as well, Romayne has been credited for her ‘non-judgmental approach’, and her ability to read emotions, offering them genuine care and respect – one student even referred to her as ‘our school mum’.

She engages with a full range of stakeholders, including parents and staff, to ensure that pupils learn most effectively and contributes fully to the life of the school beyond her own classroom. People who have experienced her teaching talk of how she was born to teach children, and highlighted how the students work even harder to please her.