The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners

Jolene Swan

Brightlingsea Junior School

The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School

COLCHESTER, ESSEX

Jolene is an outstanding primary teacher. Her headteacher said of her, “she has a gift for unlocking each and every child’s potential and takes the time to understand the bigger picture for each child;

she really understands how to motivate and inspire pupils and is exceptionally good at making

children believe in themselves and boosting their self-esteem. It is a joy to observe her teach and

I particularly enjoy watching her work with our lower ability pupils. She works so hard to help them

overcome barriers to learning and they absolutely thrive in her care.”