Meet Abi Hopson Abi Hopson
Abi HopsonThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School, (sponsored by Randstad)
Meet Alex More Alex More
Alex MoreThe Award for Digital Innovator of the Year (sponsored by Nord Anglia Education)
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Meet Amy Earl Amy Earl
Amy EarlThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School, (sponsored by Randstad)
Meet Andrew O’Neill Andrew O’Neill
Andrew O’NeillThe Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School (sponsored by Hays)
Meet Andy Johnson Andy Johnson
Andy JohnsonThe Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School (sponsored by Hays)
Meet Ann Webb Ann Webb
Ann WebbThe Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School (sponsored by Hays)
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Ben AntellThe Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School
Meet Ben Rowe Ben Rowe
Ben RoweThe Award for Excellence in Special Needs Education
Meet Caitlin Hayward Caitlin Hayward
Caitlin HaywardThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School (sponsored by Nord Anglia Education)
Meet Cathy Bowen Cathy Bowen
Cathy BowenThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School (sponsored by Nord Anglia Education)
Meet Charmaine Riley Charmaine Riley
Charmaine RileyThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School (sponsored by Randstad)
Meet Cheryl Shirley Cheryl Shirley
Cheryl ShirleyThe Award for Digital Innovator of the Year (sponsored by Nord Anglia Education)
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Dave ShawThe Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School
Meet David Clifford David Clifford
David CliffordThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School (sponsored by Nord Anglia Education)
Meet David Jenkins David Jenkins
David JenkinsThe Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary/Secondary School
Meet Dominic Whelan Dominic Whelan
Dominic WhelanThe Award for FE Lecturer of the Year (sponsored by the Department for Education)
Meet Esmeralda Salgado Esmeralda Salgado
Esmeralda SalgadoThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School (sponsored by Nord Anglia Education)
Meet Fiona Mossman Fiona Mossman
Fiona MossmanThe Award for Digital Innovator of the Year (sponsored by Nord Anglia Education)
Meet Gareth Price Gareth Price
Gareth PriceThe Award for Outstanding Use of Technology, supported by Google
Meet Helen Stott Helen Stott
Helen StottThe Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School (sponsored by Hays)
Meet Hilary Cook Hilary Cook
Hilary CookThe Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School (sponsored by Hays)
Meet Holly Gordon Holly Gordon
Holly GordonThe Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year (sponsored by the Department for Education)
Meet Homeira Zakary Homeira Zakary
Homeira ZakaryThe Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School (sponsored by Hays)
Meet Ivor Neill Ivor Neill
Ivor NeillThe Award for FE Lecturer of the Year (sponsored by the Department for Education)
Meet Jack Andrews Jack Andrews
Jack AndrewsThe Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year, (sponsored by the Department for Education)
Meet Jackie Gray Jackie Gray
Jackie GrayThe Award for Lifetime Achievement, (sponsored by the Department for Education)
Meet Jacqueline Turner Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline TurnerThe Award for FE Lecturer of the Year (sponsored by the Department for Education)
Meet Jane Nolan Jane Nolan
Jane NolanThe Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School
Meet Jo Payne Jo Payne
Jo PayneThe Award for Outstanding Use of Technology, supported by Google
Meet Jo Turner Jo Turner
Jo TurnerThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School
Meet John Weir John Weir
John WeirThe Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School (sponsored by Hays)
Meet José Ros José Ros
José RosThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School
Meet Kalam Neale Kalam Neale
Kalam NealeThe Award for Digital Innovator of the Year (sponsored by Nord Anglia Education)
Meet Kira Redmond Kira Redmond
Kira RedmondThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School, (sponsored by Randstad)
Meet KYRA KYRA
KYRAThe Award for Impact through Partnership
Meet Leah Kemp Leah Kemp
Leah KempThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School
Meet Lee McCue Lee McCue
Lee McCueThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School
Meet Limavady High School Limavady High School
Limavady High SchoolThe Award for Making a Difference – Secondary School of the Year, (sponsored by PiXL)
Meet Lisa Vyas Lisa Vyas
Lisa VyasThe Award for Head Teacher of the year in a Primary School
Meet Lisa Walsh Lisa Walsh
Lisa WalshThe Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School
Meet Lynne Fox Lynne Fox
Lynne FoxThe Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School
Meet Mark Morgan Mark Morgan
Mark MorganThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School (sponsored by Nord Anglia Education)
Meet Melanie Burgess Melanie Burgess
Melanie BurgessThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School, (sponsored by Randstad)
Meet Melanie Poyda Melanie Poyda
Melanie PoydaThe Award for Outstanding Use of Technology, supported by Google
Meet Meurig Jones Meurig Jones
Meurig JonesThe Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School (sponsored by Hays)
Meet Mia Bano Mia Bano
Mia BanoThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School
Meet Michelle Butler Michelle Butler
Michelle ButlerThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School (sponsored by Nord Anglia Education)
Meet Mike Abel Mike Abel
Mike AbelThe Award for Outstanding Use of Technology in Education
Meet Nancy Clunie Nancy Clunie
Nancy ClunieThe Award for Lifetime Achievement (Sponsored by Department for Education)
Meet Neville Beischer Neville Beischer
Neville BeischerThe Award for Lifetime Achievement, (sponsored by the Department for Education)
Meet Nicola Richards Nicola Richards
Nicola RichardsThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School, (sponsored by Randstad)
Meet Nicole Alexandru Nicole Alexandru
Nicole AlexandruThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School, (sponsored by Randstad)
Meet Northampton Academy Northampton Academy
Northampton AcademyThe Award for Making a Difference – Secondary School of the Year, (sponsored by PiXL)
Meet Paul Drew Paul Drew
Paul DrewThe Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School
Meet Rebecca Murton Rebecca Murton
Rebecca MurtonThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School, (sponsored by Randstad)
Meet Rebecca Spence Rebecca Spence
Rebecca SpenceThe Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year, (sponsored by the Department for Education)
Meet Reema Reid Reema Reid
Reema ReidThe Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School
Meet Regent High School Regent High School
Regent High SchoolThe Award for Making a Difference – Secondary School of the Year, (sponsored by PiXL)
Meet Rohit Naik Rohit Naik
Rohit NaikThe Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School
Meet Ron Searle Ron Searle
Ron SearleThe Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School
Meet Sam Jones Sam Jones
Sam JonesThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School
Meet Sarah Gray Sarah Gray
Sarah GrayThe Lockdown Hero Award for Learner and Community Support
Meet Sarah Maile Sarah Maile
Sarah MaileThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School (sponsored by Nord Anglia Education)
Meet Sarah Walker Sarah Walker
Sarah WalkerThe Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year, (sponsored by the Department for Education)
Meet Sean Patterson Sean Patterson
Sean PattersonThe Award for FE Lecturer of the Year (sponsored by the Department for Education)
Meet Simon Wheatcroft Simon Wheatcroft
Simon WheatcroftThe Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year, (sponsored by the Department for Education)
Meet Steph Lee-Vae Steph Lee-Vae
Steph Lee-VaeThe Award for FE Lecturer of the Year (sponsored by the Department for Education)
Meet Steven Brown Steven Brown
Steven BrownThe Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School (sponsored by Hays)
Meet Sue Jay Sue Jay
Sue JayThe Award for Excellence in Special Needs Education
Meet Sukhbir Farar Sukhbir Farar
Sukhbir FararThe Award for Lifetime Achievement, (sponsored by the Department for Education)
Meet Susan Sharpe Susan Sharpe
Susan SharpeThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School (sponsored by Nord Anglia Education)
Meet Tara Hall Tara Hall
Tara HallThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School (sponsored by Nord Anglia Education)
Meet Tom Knott Tom Knott
Tom KnottThe Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School
Meet VI6 VI6
VI6The Award for Impact through Partnership

Aaron Meredith The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School

Aaron Meredith is held as an inspiration to the children, staff, governors and stakeholders he leads. He is a strong role model,  described by his pupils as ‘smart’ and ‘a man of manners’; he’s even been known to slide fully suited and booted down a muddy water slide for the enjoyment of the children!

Aaron is seen by colleagues as selfless in the pursuit of transforming the life chances of the children and the community.  When he started, the Plymouth school was in Special Measures. His team are proud of his commitment to improving life chances, often making personal sacrifices to do so.

Aashna Jethmalani The Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year

Miss Jethmalani has made an extraordinary impact as a newly qualified Teacher, taking every challenge in her stride and making a big impact on learners, colleagues, and the wider school community. She has taken every challenge in her stride, and teaches at the level of far more experienced colleagues. She devotes a huge amount of time to improving her practice, consistently checking student progress to ensure they are benefitting and always adapting her teaching to suit the class.  

Abi Hopson The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School, (sponsored by Randstad)

Abi is consistent in her provision to all children at St Nicholas. Her level of care and support for her pupils is described by colleagues as outstanding in every way and she has a significant impact on the children’s learning and wellbeing. She always thinks ‘whole school.’ She leads the school’s Eco Council, leads a wide range of subjects across the school and ensures that children are aspirational through her wide-ranging art competitions for all year groups. Her work has been celebrated on numerous occasions in Governing Board meetings.

Kindness, gentleness, hard work, and self belief are key to Abi’s teaching. Her pupils know they are ‘The Ladybird Team’ and they support, help and encourage one another. Her learning environment is highly organised, motivating and current. Her ‘Ladybird’ pupils know where all the resources are – this allows each one of them to be highly independent and responsible.

 

 

 

Abigail Chase The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School

As Teacher of English and Associate Headteacher for Pedagogy and Reflective Practice, Abi inspires the whole school community with her infectious passion for learning and genuine care for pupils’ wellbeing.

Seen as an outstanding practitioner in every regard, Abi ‘makes a difference’ every day not just to the pupils who she teaches but to the staff who are guided, mentored and coached by her. Abi embodies to her core everything teachers should aspire to in the way she sets the highest expectations for herself and those around her; she will never give up on anyone or anything!

Loved by staff, pupils and parents alike, colleagues have said that Abi ‘makes us want to be better’ and pupils simply say that she is ‘awesome!’ Abi is our ultimate #superstag and the most wonderful role model for all.

Abigail Ludlow The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School

Abigail is an exceptional Teacher of English. Her compelling lessons and her engaging teaching style inspire her students with a love of literature that will stay with them for a lifetime.
As a result, student outcomes are outstanding. Her classroom is a vibrant setting in which to cultivate
in young people a love of learning. She operates an “open classroom” so that colleagues can observe her own teaching and works collaboratively with colleagues throughout the school. As well as having high expectations of students, she has high expectations of herself and has recently completed her National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL).

ACS International Schools Partnerships The Award for Impact through Partnership

Over the past year ACS Partnerships has worked with partner schools to share best practice and valuable teaching resources; in the early weeks of the pandemic ACS developed instructional videos and hosted online professional development workshops to support teachers. Later in 2020, ACS used its own teachers and external experts to create high quality video content to support remote teaching.  

ACS donated 300 laptops to children who lacked access to technology during the lockdowns, as well as loaning AR headsets, 360 cameras and robots to schools, along with training sessions, so that they could deliver high quality lessons. ACS also fundraised more than £12,000 for the ‘Magic Breakfast’ charity which then delivered 45,000 nutritious breakfasts to children in need.  

Adam Etherington Unsung Hero

Science technician, DofE coordinator and an integral part of the Court Fields School team since 2006, Adam is more than an educator – he’s an unsung hero whose impact resonates throughout the school community. His dedication to students is palpable through initiatives such as the highly popular ‘Bug Club’, which he leads. Attracting over 50 students weekly, the club not only fosters scientific curiosity but also provides a supportive environment for personal growth and friendship. Adam’s involvement in outdoor education, including the Exmoor Challenge and DofE programmes, instils resilience and leadership skills in students, and his commitment extends to the introduction and training of therapy dogs Spot and Flint, who offer invaluable support to students dealing with anxiety and trauma. Adam’s selflessness is evident in projects like the creation of the school’s living willow shelter and running ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ for staff, showcasing his genuine care for the entire school community. His passion for creating a nurturing learning environment sets him apart, making him a beacon of inspiration and influence.

Adam Higgins The Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year

Adam joined the Royal Liberty School in 2016 as a trainee and quickly established himself as an invaluable member of the school community. He shares his passion for science through exciting lessons as well as extra-curricular and student leadership opportunities.

Adam’s boundless energy and enthusiasm impacts on all who work with him and students thrive in his lessons. Adam shares his expertise and supports the development of others, and contributes to school life beyond his classroom and beyond the school community.

Adam Parkhouse The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School

In essence, Mr Parkhouse’s teaching is just completely inspiring. He has fabulous relationships with the children who are relaxed and completely at home in their school.  This environment is the single biggest reason why his children are so successful and happy.  He creates engaging and exciting lessons for them.

They genuinely don’t know what to expect most days, which is something they really like. He constantly tries new learning styles and methods of engaging his children.  Children and parents think incredibly highly of him.   He has helped the children in his class make exceptional progress academically.

The school’s philosophy is to make learning fun and at the same time to help the children to make outstanding academic progress and become ambitious young people.  Mr Parkhouse is a vital part of this and sets a standard for other teachers in school.

Adnan Mahmoud The Award for FE Lecturer of the Year

Adnan Mahmood started at Barking and Dagenham College in 2012 recruited as a maths teacher, this then spiralled to teaching Business studies and becoming the Enterprise leader at the college. Adnan has showcased his abilities of teaching, learning and assessment and progressed to his position in a very short period of time. Adnan puts the learners at the heart of everything he does, he creates meaningful and purposeful assessment strategies to inspire engage learners. Adnan takes risks and loves to experiment with his teaching practice and encourages teaching and learning to occur in more than just the classroom for the best outcomes for the learners.

Aimee Jackson The Award for Excellence in Special Educational Needs

Aimee joined Henshaws Specialist College in 2001 and since this time has excelled in her support of adults with physical disabilities and learning difficulties.

She spearheaded the development of the school’s specialist autism unit ‘The Starting Point’ which was opened 3 years ago. Aimee has ensured that all staff have a full appreciation of the student’s needs and are kept up to date with new initiatives.

All the staff and students have benefitted from her expertise and passion of specialist education provision. Through her hard work and dedication, the school’s autistic students have a voice and a place in the world.

Aine McGreeghan The Award for FE Lecturer of the Year

Aine is Deputy Head of the School for Engineering and Computing at SERC. Before this role, she was a Lecturer since 2013 and a Curriculum Manager since 2021.  Before working in education, she enjoyed a successful 16-year career in industry, where she achieved the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, working on major transformation of industry projects.         

 In 2019, Aine was awarded the Biggar Prize for achieving the highest marks in the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at Ulster University that year. Her pragmatism and drive for equality are apparent in her radical initiatives, such as leading the Women and Girls in Engineering Work, which addresses the barriers to girls and women entering and remaining in the Engineering Industry.    

Aine is reshaping the engineering curriculum by working with industry to understand their priorities for curriculum development and partnering students with industry to create real-world learning opportunities. Her work ensures students are ‘work-ready’ before they walk out of the college doors.  

Aine Mellon The Award for Excellence in Special Needs Education

Motivated by wanting to help people succeed, Aine qualified as a teacher in 2003, and is consistently committed to nurturing, encouraging, and bringing out the best in her pupils. Loyal, sincere, and caring, Aine is an excellent teacher who is well respected and valued by all. She inspires and motivates her pupils and embraces creative approaches to teaching and learning.  

Alan Hawthorne The Award for Outstanding Use of Technology in Education

Alan is a truly inspiring Head of Maths who has lead the team at Saltash for the past three years.  It was no surprise that the students nominated Alan as he has transformed the way maths is taught by listening to their views, introducing games and using his unique sense of humour to bring students back to maths even when they had lost confidence.  Alan’s open, honest and determined approach together with his own outstanding teaching has nurtured a team that goes beyond what is expected to meet the needs of students.  The massive increase in students coming back for maths during study leave and after school is perhaps the best testament to this.

Alan Pithie The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School

Throughout the pandemic Alan has provided leadership and support to staff, pupils, and parents. Pupils were provided with IT equipment to ensure that they had access to lessons, and parents were kept informed during the last year. In school, pupil attendance and engagement are key to a pupil’s achievement in school. To tackle poor attendance and lateness, pilot programmes were set up to address this problem and improved engagement. Supporting his staff is a priority, both personally and professionally; creating a safe, welcoming environment is equally important as their professional development. With this, Alan is able to drive a school culture which puts the pupil front and centre. 

Alan Strachan, Churchill Community College

Alan Strachan’s distinguished career with at Churchill Community College has spanned 36 years. In this time his roles have included Head of Physics, Head of 6th Form and Assistant Headteacher. His current role is Director of Extended Services. In all these roles Alan has had a tremendous transformational impact that has benefited students, their families and the community he has served so well over the years. His outstanding success is the result of his hard work, dedication and commitment to supporting young people in the Wallsend area. Students are at the heart of everything he does and he continually strives to provide an education of the highest quality coupled with the supportive care that will give them the best start in life. He is a passionate, engaging and inspirational education and a professional whose vision is that young people should be provided with the best education possible. His career is testament to this vision and his is a very worthy winner of this prestigious Award.

Alasdair Williams Teacher of the Year in a Primary School

Alasdairs love of nature, geography and all things outdoors shines throughout this inner-city school, set within an area of high deprivation. An integral and highly valued member of the team for almost five years and a dedicated Year 2 teacher, Alasdair goes above and beyond every day to better the life chances of pupils across the school. His talents and infectious enthusiasm have led to many inspiring and key initiatives, from popular and successful annual outdoor classroom days to a Ten Tors challenge on Dartmoor for Year 6 pupils, and even establishing the schools own apiary. Alongside all this, Alasdair has written his own geography curriculum from scratch, including a programme of fieldwork for all pupils from Reception to Year 6. Inclusive, encouraging and aspirational, Alasdair has the interests of his pupils at the core of all he does for the school.

Alex Bramley The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School

Alex Bramley is an outstanding teacher with a unique and creative approach to lessons, who goes the extra mile to make the whole school a great learning environment.

Among Alex’s achievements are working with the class to achieve the Woodland Trust Award, and buying a broken vending machine, repairing it and filling it with books as rewards for pupils. He also organised a ‘Pride of Chesterfield’ awards with the school Year 6s, who hosted the awards ceremony, which was attended by parents, the local mayor and local radio.

Using co-operative learning, Alex ensures all children are participating actively in lessons, and he has developed the use of co-operative learning with staff to have a wider impact across the school. His lessons are always well prepared, unique and inspiring for our children.

Alex’s colleagues say he is an inspiration to his colleagues, the children and the community.

Alex Bramley The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School

Alex Bramley is an outstanding teacher with a unique and creative approach to lessons, who goes the extra mile to make the whole school a great learning environment.

Among Alex’s achievements are working with the class to achieve the Woodland Trust Award, and buying a broken vending machine, repairing it and filling it with books as rewards for pupils. He also organised a ‘Pride of Chesterfield’ awards with the school Year 6s, who hosted the awards ceremony, which was attended by parents, the local mayor and local radio.

Using co-operative learning, Alex ensures all children are participating actively in lessons, and he has developed the use of co-operative learning with staff to have a wider impact across the school. His lessons are always well prepared, unique and inspiring for our children.

Alex’s colleagues say he is an inspiration to his colleagues, the children and the community.

Alex More The Award for Digital Innovator of the Year (sponsored by Nord Anglia Education)

Alex is the Lead Teacher of Innovation in Teaching and Learning at Shaftesbury School. He is an active head of faculty and leads the school’s award-winning STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) programme and ‘the future classroom’. He has a keen interest in teaching, learning, educational technology, and progressive pedagogy.

Alex is currently completing his EdD through distanced learning at Bath University and has recently become a Hundred Ambassador, working in an advisory capacity to judge global innovations. He has had a significant impact on Shaftesbury School’s students, parents and the local community as well as making global connections, including with a school in Ghana.

Alexandra Holmes The Award for Science Teacher of the Year

Alex’s Headteacher wrote of her, “I have been astounded by her energy, enthusiasm and expertise on a daily basis, she is a fantastic role model for our students”. She is an exceptional teacher of Science, inspiring her students to love her subject, so much so that each year, a great many Year 11 students go on to further study in Science subjects. As one of her students commented, “it helps that she’s such an interesting person. It makes you think that Science must be interesting if Ms Holmes loves it. She is an example of someone who’s spent their whole life doing something they love!”

Alexis Dabee-Saltmarsh FE Lecturer of the Year

Dedicated to making a difference, automotive and aeronautical engineering lecturer Alexis is eager to prioritise the needs of individual learners and champion inclusivity, promoting STEM subjects to girls and women. Her blended approach to teaching embraces innovative new technologies, such as the use of virtual reality (VR) headsets and 3D printing, to enrich the learning experience. Having fostered a collaboration with the Women’s Affinity Group, she is committed to reducing the gender gap in the industry and has recently won awards for the best diversity and inclusion initiative. By championing initiatives that empower underrepresented groups, Alexis works tirelessly to make STEM classrooms and companies more inclusive of girls.

Alice Hedges, The Blackpool Sixth Form College

Although only in her third year of teaching, Alice has made an exceptional impact on her students, her colleagues and her college. The college encourages students to aim high and aspire to great things, and Alice embodies this ethos; so much so that her work has contributed to one of her students securing a place at Harvard University! Her excellent results and outstanding contribution to the department of English and Modern Foreign Languages have already secured her the responsibility of coordinating the Gifted and Talented programme as well as being Head of Critical Thinking. The college faces its share of social challenges, but Alice takes on all challenges with enthusiasm and commitment. She has a passion for learning which is infectious and her creative style of teaching engages and inspires her students. She is truly a worth winner of this prestigious Award.

Alice Jones The Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year

Alice is currently in her third year of teaching and has taught in Year 6 since joining the school. She has led Science since her second year of teaching and works closely with the Deputy Head teacher on curriculum development across the whole school.  

From the day she started teaching as an NQT, Alice has brought passion and professionalism.  She creates a learning environment full of awe and wonder and has fully embraced the school’s high expectations of all members of our community. She creates real-life experiences, such as a heart dissection for the whole year group when reading ‘Pig Heart Boy’ and studying the circulatory system and fully participates in outdoor pursuits such as climbing and abseiling on Year 6 residential trips.   

Her classroom is a buzz of controlled excitement, with children eager to talk about what they are learning and what they’d like to know.  She has created a safe and fun classroom where questions are encouraged, and mistakes are celebrated as steps towards achievement. 

Alice Morphet The Award for Excellence in Special Needs Education

Alice has systematically revolutionised SEND practice and policy in this school, doing so with good humour, compassion and consummate professionalism. This is despite a backdrop of financial issues, staffing instability, undiagnosed and unmet needs in children from EYFS to Year 6 and disenfranchised parents. 

As a direct result of the systems she has established, pupils benefit from knowledgeable and highly trained staff, early identification and support, enhanced provision, increased progress and attainment, stability and exemplary transition and excellent home-school relationships, and parents feel supported and heard. 

She has been proactive and created not just the statutory SEND database, but an ‘early alert’ one that supports children, staff and parents in identifying and addressing potential barriers to learning.  

In a climate where every child’s needs are understood and catered for, children on the SEND/early alert register here enjoy enhanced social, emotional, cognitive, physical and sensory provision. 

Alice has been instrumental in sourcing, co-ordinating and implementing a range of training for all staff in everything from attachment to diabetes, positive handling to epilepsy. 

Alisha Senior Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School

A truly inspirational teacher and leader of the Performing Arts faculty, Alishas passion for improving the lives of children has never wavered during her 15 years at this school. She engenders a love for performance and learning even in students who have previously struggled to engage in school. Firm in her belief that all students are capable of more than they realise, Alisha teaches beyond the curriculum, not only achieving outstanding results for exam classes but also empowering her students to excel in the prestigious LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) exams, Arts Award qualifications and industry auditions. Alisha also leads a highly successful school-wide social and emotional programme, fostering confident, open and adaptable young people and enabling social mobility for the next generations of Liverpool. Leading transformational events that galvanise both the school and its surrounding community and capture the imagination of local families, Alishas infectious impact rea