The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners

Drew Thomson

Rickmansworth School

The Award for Science Teacher of the Year


Drew is a consistently outstanding Physics teacher. So much so, that Ofsted highlighted him as one

of the schools’ best practitioners, something that the school, students, parents and colleagues were

already very well aware of. Drew’s students all exceed their targets and make exceptional progress

in his subject. He achieves these results through his inspirational teaching style, communicating

effectively with all students, helping them to appreciate, engage and succeed in this often challenging

subject in ways that can surprise the students themselves. Student uptake of Physics continues to grow

and Drew’s work will continue this upward trend.