Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Sean Boyd

Smith’s Wood Primary Academy

The Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year

BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS

Sean is a creative and imaginative teacher whose classroom transports his young pupils into a magical
world of learning. He works tirelessly to inspire young minds to learn to love learning. After only two years he was appointed Early Years Foundation Stage Leader and his hard work has moved the department from a “requires improvement” to a “good” rating in just 7 months. He has an innate
passion for learning and this is reflected in his constant search for new ideas and better ways of doing
things. He is an exceptional new teacher and extremely highly valued by his whole school community.