Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Sharmin Rahman

Crowmarsh Gifford C of E Primary School

The Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year

Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Only in her second year of teaching, Sharmin is already viewed as ‘a beacon of exceptional practice’ and ‘one of those new teachers you come across very rarely – a diamond who truly shines’. Colleagues at this Oxfordshire school report that when you walk into her year 1 classroom, you can feel the magic.

Calm and purpose drive the enthusiasm and excitement of the children in Sharmin’s care.  Taking on verbal feedback groups as seen in year 6, she has transformed assessment in her classroom to ensure its impact has extraordinary results.