The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners

Joanna Ross

Richard Cloudsely School

The Award for Special Needs Teacher of the Year

ISLINGTON, LONDON

Joanna is an outstanding Early Years teacher who exemplifies just what an exceptional teacher should be. She is described by her Headteacher as “a beacon for staff, families and students in our school”. This is true of her teaching, her high expectations of pupils, her relationships with families, and her partnerships with health and care professionals. Since joining the school in 2004 she has played

a key role in improving the lives of the youngest and most vulnerable children and their families. Joanna’s passion for teaching shines and her success is reflected in the confidence, communication skills and the independence of the children in her class.