Mr Chambers wins National Teacher Award!

 June 2015

It all starts with an amazing teacher!

2015 Pearson Teaching Award Winners announced

Ray Chambers of Uppingham Community College has been announced as a Silver Teaching Award Winner in the category, The Award for Outstanding Use of Technology in Education, in the Pearson Teaching Awards 2015!

Selected from thousands of nominations received by the Pearson Teaching Awards in 2015, Ray’s is one of just 60 celebrations which will be taking place in schools and colleges across England, Ireland and Wales on Thank a Teacher Day, 12 June 2015, when prestigious Silver Pearson Teaching Awards will be presented to outstanding local heroes of education.

The Pearson Teaching Awards are an annual celebration of exceptional teachers and teaching, founded in 1999 by Lord Puttnam, they recognize the life-changing impact of an inspirational teacher on the lives of the young people they teach.

Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, president of the Teaching Awards said, “I am genuinely proud and honoured to be the president of the Teaching Awards.  I owe so much of what I’ve done to my fantastic teachers at school and university and it is exciting to join in celebrating what is probably the most important profession of them all.”

Ray will now join fellow Silver Award winners at the UK final of the Teaching Awards to be held at London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 18th October, where 10 Silver Award winners will receive a Gold Plato Award. The ceremony, titled “Britain’s Classroom Heroes”, will be filmed and broadcast by the BBC as a showcase of excellence in education.

Rod Bristow, President of Core Markets at Pearson, said: “The Pearson Teaching Awards champion exceptional teaching across the UK. All young people deserve the very best chance to make progress in their lives through education. That is why we believe it’s vital to recognize inspirational teaching and the heroic efforts of all teachers to help improve the life chances of the next generation.”