Sarah Brownell - Pearson Silver Award Winner!
We are so proud to announce that our Head of History and Careers Leader, Sarah Brownell, has been awarded the Pearson Silver award for Secondary School Teacher of the Year. Sarah faced a rigorous selection criteria including having judges visit the school to talk to students, colleagues and see Sarah in action. Silver awards are usually only awarded to the top 12 in the country and Sarah will now have a chance of being named the overall winner at a National Ceremony televised by the BBC in October.
Sharon Japp, Headteacher said in her press release:
"She is an enthusiastic, caring and inspirational teacher. It is her infectious enthusiasm for learning and understanding of every individual that has made her achieve such phenomenal results. Sarah’s biggest strength is her humanity. She is passionately committed to not only her own development but to that of her colleagues and most importantly her students. Sarah’s commitment to their pastoral care as well as their academic success is amongst the best the school has seen. She contributes to a wide range of activities in the life of the school and community including raising thousands of pounds for charity. Sarah is a very special individual who the students really adore and colleagues know will always be there for them. She is an exceptional member of staff.
We have now been informed that Sarah is a silver award winner and will attend the glittering national Teaching Awards ceremony in London in the Autumn. The school is exceptionally proud of her achievement and we look forward to her continuing to inspire our young people for many years to come!"
Education Secretary Damian Hinds said:
“To be shortlisted for this award from thousands of nominations across the UK is a fantastic achievement and a testament to all of the winners’ commitment to the profession. I’m delighted that we are supporting the Pearson Teaching Awards to recognise the life-changing effect inspirational teachers have on the lives of young people.
“Teachers deserve our thanks every day, but as today is dedicated to them, I want to take the opportunity to give my personal thanks to each and every one of the 450,000 teachers up and down the country who are inspiring the next generation day in, day out.