Meet our past South West Winners

Dr Jo Turner of Callington Community College in Cornwall

Watch the moment Dr Jo Turner of Callington Community College in Cornwall was surprised by first British woman in Space Dr Helen Sharman live on BBC’s The One Show for winning the award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School.

2023 Gold Winner - Rachel Bown

See 2023 Gold Winner Rachel receive her award at our UK ceremony…


Media reach across The Teaching Awards Trust in 2023.


Award winners say their win positively impacted their whole community.


South West award winners celebrated

Could it be your community celebrating in 2024?

The entry deadline is Friday 1st March.

Education communities across the UK are recognised through our annual televised celebrations and prestigious awards ceremony.

  • Being nominated has a huge impact, not just on the winner, but on the wider community.
  • Award recognition can elevate your school’s reputation and increase opportunities to share good practice.
  • 16 individual and team categories covering early years, schools, and FE.

We are here to help so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or book a call and who knows – we might just be surprising your school or college this time next year!

Meet some more of our former winners from the South West

Alex More

  • The Award for Digital Innovator of the Year (sponsored by Nord Anglia Education)
  • Shaftesbury School
  • Shaftesbury, Dorset

Abi Hopson

  • The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School, (sponsored by Randstad)
  • St Nicholas Church of England Primary School
  • Templecombe, Somerset

Nicholas Capstick OBE

  • The Award for Lifetime Achievement, (sponsored by the Department for Education)
  • Drove Primary School
  • Swindon, Wiltshire

Janice Mitchell

  • The Award for Excellence in Special Needs Education
  • Appleford School
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire

Rachel Bown

  • The Award for FE Lecturer of the Year
  • Fairfield Farm College
  • Westbury, Wiltshire

Chelsea Castell

  • The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School
  • Ernesettle Community School
  • Plymouth, Devon

Jo Turner

  • The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School
  • Callington Community College
  • Callington, Cornwall

Eggbuckland Vale Primary School

  • The Award for Early Years Team of the Year
  • Eggbuckland Vale Primary School
  • Devon


CAPH supports school leaders and the wider school community across Cornwall with the aim of being a vehicle for improvement and innovation for education in Cornwall. CAPH membership is open to schools in all phases and of all types. As a Community Interest Company for schools  everything CAPH do is aimed at benefitting the local community.

The CAPH Board represents school leaders across the county and steers the work of the core CAPH team. CAPH provides support through regular news updates, events, CPD, pastoral programme, preferred partners, school support service and online, phone and in-person support. If you are a school in Cornwall you can find out more here.