The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners

Steve Clayson

St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School

The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School

Bristol, Avon

This statement from one of Steve’s students sums up why he was nominated for an award: “You are genuinely the best teacher I have ever had in 13 years of schooling. You seem to love seeing people learn and grow to an extent that inspires and encourages everyone in your class. Unlike many teachers, you don’t stick strictly to the curriculum but hit us up with TED talks and try and keep the lessons fresh as possible. You’re one of the only teachers who can not only admit they are unsure of something but then goes home and comes back the next lesson an expert on the subject. Finally, you are also one of the nicest men I have ever met, encouraging us around exam time with motivational talks and building us up as people throughout the year. You just been a great influence on the school and a huge influence on me as I have grown up.”