Royal Wootton Bassett Academy
The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School
Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
Simon is an exceptional teacher and subject leader of English. He is an inspiration to all who work with him. His teaching and leadership have been consistently graded ‘outstanding’ and the department ‘an area of excellence’. He has had the opportunity of training and coaching many new teachers, NQTs and experienced staff. Everyone he works with would describe him as friendly, supportive yet empowering and motivational.
Simon engages with all areas of RWBA life and his presence as a member of the school community is irreplaceable. With students he is kind, engaging and has a warm personality that they respond to well. Simon’s enthusiasm for all things related to the subject of English is quoted by students as “being infectious and for life”. Most importantly he ensures that every pupil in his care achieves their potential in a positive way.