Huge congratulations to Oliver, Geography and History Teacher at Hillcrest Shifnal School, who has been shortlisted for a Silver Award for ‘Outstanding New Teacher of the Year’ in the Pearson Teaching Awards.
Set up to recognise and celebrate excellence in education across the country, the awards – the UK’s most prestigious celebration of transformational teaching – are run by the Teaching Awards Trust and supported by Pearson and the BBC. Their purpose is to identify and honour exceptional teaching within a society that values and celebrates the great work achieved by teachers and leaders in education, culminating in a glittering awards ceremony televised by the BBC.
The category Outstanding New Teacher of the Year is for those teachers in their first, second or third year of teaching who have brought new ideas and enthusiasm to their school and an openness to learn from those more experienced in order to improve their skills. An inspiring new teacher can have an immeasurably positive impact on their pupils’ academic, social and emotional development. All great teaching qualities can be gained through experience, but outstanding new teachers have a natural ability and enthusiasm that shines through.