Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Teresa Roche

Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School

The Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dronfield, Derbyshire

Teresa has made an immense contribution to education for nearly 40 years, using her strong moral compass to guide and influence the professional colleagues, families and generations of students with whom she has worked.

As a headteacher in two schools, a National Leader in Education, an Ofsted inspector and a Pupil Premium reviewer, her impact has been wide and her colleagues say that her legacy will live on. As one parent commented, ‘You’ll regret letting that Miss Roche retire!’.

Teresa has a deeply held belief that education has the power to change lives for all children, irrespective of their background, ethnicity or beliefs.