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Inspiring teachers

Celebrating excellence in education and recognising the amazing work of teachers

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There are no words to describe how I felt when I found out that I had won the Gold Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year; I was genuinely speechless. It’s a privilege not only to help shape my students’ success but to also mentor student teachers and help them be the best they can be.

Trainee teachers have really gone above and beyond this year

A group of ITT trainees outside a school

From supporting the teaching of classes or bubbles to delivering remote education - this year’s trainee teachers have shown creativity, versatility and resilience. We asked trainees from Teach North/Outwood Institute of Education to tell us about some of their standout moments from the last year.

Leading through a pandemic: International Women’s Day

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Kate Jefferson

This year’s International Women’s Day is an opportunity to empower the future generation of young women and girls, despite the challenges faced in this year’s pandemic. Headteacher, Kate Jefferson, shares her experience of leading her school through the pandemic so that no child is left behind.

“We must consistently show girls that a career in computing is for everyone”: Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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Karen Morris working on a laptop in a computer suite

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we spoke to Karen Morris, an inspirational computer science teacher, about her career, encouraging more girls to take GCSE Computer Science, and how the National Centre for Computer Education (NCCE) has helped her to feel more confident in her teaching practice.

“I am proud to be among you” – thank you to everyone working in education in 2020

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2020 has been a real rollercoaster of emotions. Whether you have been working in education for YEARS or are new to your craft, I don’t think that anyone could have predicted just how challenging working in education during a global pandemic could be. But we have done just that. And we should be proud.

"It is so important that teachers realise how important they are" – celebrating the Teaching Awards

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Charlotte Grace receives award

The National Teaching Awards celebrate teachers’ exceptional achievements. Charlotte Grace - a science teacher at Outwood Academy Shafton - shares her experience of winning an award and how it has impacted her early career so far.